Jeremy Corbyn and Hope – Photoshop fun

28 September 2017. This week Brighton hosts the Labour party conference, where Jeremy Corbyn said ‘neoliberalism is broken’. Today, I found just the right image for a portrait of the man who offers hope that there is an alternative to relentless capitalism – a serious, kind, utopian portrait with a hint of playfulness. [Corbyn’s speech…

Fake claims that Clinton is a Satanist, Abramović’s denial that postmodern art means anything at all, and America’s dark side

The truth about Hilary Clinton’s Satanic links So for many of us westerners, the USA is the land of the free, that fights for truth, justice, and the American way. It’s a country of free individuals, all putting their own interests first, but finding a common way through the wonderful mechanism of democracy. Well, I…

What is political art?

Having completed a new artists statement, yesterday, I am struggling with defining political art. It seems simple – it is any cultural expression that contains commentary on the social system. Dance, photography, painting, song, oratory etc…. if that’s so, all art is political, as George Orwell said (if it says nothing, it is complicit in…

“Join me in asking for peace in Syria” – an invitation to my Member of Parliament (and Airwars estimate 14,000 civilian deaths from coalition bombing)

The following is two emails sent to Labour’s MP for Hove, Peter Kyle, regarding his decision to vote Yes to David Cameron’s proposal the bomb Syria. This correspondence has been going on since before Kyle actually voted to support the bombing. Kyle once argued that there have been no civilian casualities from RAF bombing. Hi…

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken, by Joanna Rosenfeld

A remarkable performance piece about motherhood by Joanna Rosenfeld: ‘Motherhood; the Unspeakable Unspoken’. It was performed during Brighton’s Festival in May 2017. The excerpt below was filmed at Performing Parenthood Festival 2017 Link to a 20 minute excerpt from the 70 minute piece: https://youtu.be/S1253mS-70c Link to artist’s website about making the piece: http://www.joannarosenfeld.co.uk/motherhood-unspeakable/4588019870