Thunder Thighs – performance by Caitlin MAFA Brighton 2017

  Caitlin, a student on my course, made this video-art. It helped inspire my short video Slash. The video embodies the ideas contained in my aesthetics essay – that the artist’s body can be direct way of communicating with the audience, that removes the separation between between subject and artist and audience (especially when live…

It’s not that we ‘don’t understand’ the Free Market, Mrs May, it’s that we are living with the consequences, and we don’t like it

  1 October 2017. The British Prime Minister made a pitiful interview with conservative grandee Michael Howard, trying to explain why her party lost her majority in parliament. She moaned that the British people don’t understand the benefits of the Free Market any more, and threatened us with being taught the lessons of the Thatcherism…

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…