Category Archives: socially engaged art

Shit & capitalism – anything in common?

I first encountered the concept of Faecal Standard Money from two members of the Science Walden Centre based in South Korea. The ramifications of their project have fascinated me ever since in relation to our capitalistic mindset here in the … Continue reading

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What does redundant really mean?

It looks like masses of people will become redundant as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. And our economic systems and government policies have made paid employment the sole means to reliably feed, clothe and house your family.  It is … Continue reading

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The Covid who came for G&T

OK, so the unexpected ring at the door WAS a surprise but I (being both ‘home’ and ‘alert’) saw it as an opportunity to face the enemy and try to understand her perspective on causing a devestating pandemic. She did … Continue reading

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What effect is Covid-19 having on our thinking?

Stuck at home in isolation, I’ve been wondering (as have many others) what impact Covid-19 is having on our thinking about the world we’d like to inhabit beyond the pandemic. In this weird, lonely and suspended state, we long for … Continue reading

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Our shadow selves…

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A small rant about project ‘outcomes’

I’ve just completed a project proposal which required a section entitled ‘Outcomes’ ( “The way a thing turns out” according to the OED). Grant Applications often require this too along with a description of  “Outputs” (“The amount of something produced … Continue reading

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What’s £10 worth?

My artist colleagues and I are on Day 5 of our short residency in Newport Market – learning surprising things every week about exchange and value and the weird and distorting nature of money. The last 2 visits we’ve been … Continue reading

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Market Value?

The Larks & Ravens (of which I am one) are currently “artists in residence” for one day a week in the old Victorian Market in Newport. The stunning market building was once a thriving attraction with an abundance of stalls, … Continue reading

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