We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters

NOTE: This will probably change. this version is NOT going to be published in printed format; but a variation of this article will (alas a BETTER version of it). But you know, please feel free to comment; and yeah. We are all surplus:  why the dark matter of the artworld matters. Dark Matter: Art and Politics in theContinue reading “We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters”

The Closure of the UK Film Council by Ian

70,000 people oppose UKFC closure, did it work? NOVEMBER 14.10 UKFC Why do we rally en masse? More often than not, it’s purely to protect a worthy cause. In the case of the UK Film Council being axed, that’s exactly what it seemed like we were doing. In July of 2010 our Culture Secretary JeremyContinue reading “The Closure of the UK Film Council by Ian”

Penguin book designs

When PENGUIN was founded in 1935 with the radical concept of producing inexpensive paperback editions of high quality books, it adopted an equally progressive approach to typography and cover design. Under Jan Tschichold in the 1940s and Germano Facetti in the 1960s, Penguin became an exemplar of book design. I got these from Things magazine..Continue reading “Penguin book designs”

doc film industry collaboration

So, it’s just under a week since Doc/Fest finished.  The experience was priceless on so many different levels. It was great seeing how the documentary film industry works incomparison to the art-world. In the art-world people flock to art-fairs and openings and auctions and so forth.  There’s this kind of eliteness that you sense inContinue reading “doc film industry collaboration”

Figuring out a time-table to make work

It’s been hard working out time to sit down and actually MAKE ART WORK. But it’s not like i’ve not been making art! I’m getting contributors together to create a publication about the Art school in the art school in Syracuse, NY.  I’m trying to get teaching experience. I now work at Waterstones and thenContinue reading “Figuring out a time-table to make work”

i have to make this my 1st post in months

Alfredo Jarr’s ‘ The Marx Lounge’ at liverpool Biennale comes close to a Smizz hot Fantasy!  phewwww! The Marx Lounge includes recent publications provided by the UK’s primary radical publishing company, Verso Books, and copies of The Communist Manifesto translated into the minority languages of Liverpool. Activating the work is a lively discursive programme of talksContinue reading “i have to make this my 1st post in months”