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ALL THAT'S SOLID GOES DOWN THE TOILET - SCREEN PRINT @ YONGMA CHARM SPACE, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

 

SLUICE BIENNALE - INSTALL W/ PHIL FRANKLAND

 

COMMUNAL CENTRE PEACE

 

COMMUNAL CENTRE PEACE DETAIL

 

HUNTER GATHERER ROAMER NOMAD LOCAL

 

HOARDER COLLECTOR FORAGER LOCATOR

 

UNTITLED (CANDLE BOX #1)

 

UNTITLED (CANDLE BOX #2)

 

 

ALWAYS ANTI-FACIST EDITION /20

 

DORMANT PARASITE W/ ALFIE STRONG @ CBS GALLERY LIVERPOOL

 

“SO WE’RE THINKING ABOUT FUTURE ARTEFACTS OF OUR FUTURE, OBJECTS MADE AFTER OUR LIFE TIME AND CONSUMED BY TIME AFTER THE MAKERS LIFE. WHILE IN REALITY WE TRY AND USE THIS PROCESS TO QUESTION THE RELEVANCE OF COUNTERCULTURAL MOVEMENTS OF OUR PAST AND POSSIBLE WAYS OF PRODUCTIVE (SUB)CULTURAL OPPOSITION IN OUR PRESENT”

 

“DON’T THE WORKS EXIST IN A TIRED VERSION OF SCIENCE-FICTION? REPEATING THE WARNINGS THAT FOLLOW THE NARRATIVE OF MAD MAX, WATERWORLD OR EVEN THE BED-SITTING ROOM...”

 

“THESE PROJECTIONS OF THE FUTURE ARE EXCITING THOUGH BECAUSE THE SYSTEM OF CAPITALISM IS EITHER TOTALLY DESTROYED OR HANGING ON (AND MAYBE THAT’S IDEOLOGICAL IN IT’S SELF - HOLLYWOOD PRODUCING FILMS THAT TELL YOU “NO MATTER WHAT, CAPITALISM LIVES!”). BUT IN THIS STATE ART LOSES ITS VALUE. WOULD ART BE SALVAGED IF IT CAME TO THAT? WOULD IT RETAIN ANY VALUE AND HOW WOULD THAT VALUE BE MEASURED?”

 

“WHAT VALUE ARE WE PRODUCING? WE MIGHT AS WELL MELT THE WORK DOWN INTO A COMPRESSED CUBE OF TRASH BEFORE THE LOCAL TIP DOES THE SAME JOB FOR US IN 3 OR 4 YEARS TIME. WE’LL CALL IT CONCEPTUAL”

 

“YES. DEMONSTRATE TO OURSELVES THE SCALE OF OUR IMPACT ON THE PLANET IN THE HOPE WE MIGHT CHANGE OR BETTER, QUIT ALTOGETHER”

 

“TAKE A STEP BACK, SEE THE STRUCTURE AND IDENTIFY THE POINT AT WHICH CULTURE BECOMES: A COMMODITY, A FRONT, A TOOL FOR GENTRIFICATION, A WEAPON OF COLONIALISM AND THEN FIGURE OUT A WAY TO RESIST THAT”

 

SUNFLOWER

 

WEB #2 (SQUATTED WEB)

 

INSTALL W/ ALFIE STRONG

 

TINY PRISON

 

SPIRIT ANIMAL AFTER THE LAST ANIMAL

 

CANDLE HOLDER WITH SCENE

 

MOULD MAP 6 INSTALL @ BONINGTON GALLERY NOTTINGHAM

 

WORLD PEACE CAN'T BE DONE - ONLINE @ BODY HOLES

 

EVERYTHING'S A RUIN WAITING TO HAPPEN INSTALL @ CACTUS GALLERY LIVERPOOL

 

FLOWER SERIES (HAPPY LITTLE GUY)

 

Everything's a Ruin Waiting to Happen

All this countryside is actually just the agricultural industries.
On the road, field parcels.
On the road, road-kill.

There is the natural world and there is the human world. There are few places where humanity exists in harmony with nature.
What would a true connection to nature feel like? Or to the world?
Mother Earth?

There is another industry, one that produces the means of replicating natural phenomena.
Others alter the DNA of plants and animals and disrupt the natural order in the name of profitability.
Some mine minerals to make phones and computers, the first cyborg generation.

The result: there can no longer be a true and sustained connection to nature or other humans.
There is no natural world.

Imagine the planet before the built environment.

There are a lot of things worth keeping and there are a lot of things kept out of reach.

Private property created crime.

Who are the squatters? Rich kids who like punk rock? Desperate people attempting the autonomous zone?
Anarchists or Manarchists? Or is it a contrived attempt by landlords avoiding rate payments?

There is no place to talk about authenticity.
Famous/ now obsolete.

After all of this, equality is no closer to being achieved. There are only little victories, token reforms. Class, race, gender, privilege, could be a memory, not a battleground.
The human has yet to be invented.

Acknowledging your appearance, try to create peace and freedom.
Optimistic, futuristic egalitarianism.
How can you help, not help yourself?

"Oh, to live in the country, with the chickens and those other things..."
Whose fantasy is this?
It's just another way to be packaged off into a house, isn't it?
Homes and offices are the jail cells of the soul, or something...

The separation of all aspects of the spiritual and the physical, natural and human-made. The destruction of empathy and love.
Yin and no Yang

Limits of experience.
Limits of intellect.
Limits of imagination.
Limits of utopia.
Limits of one body.
Limits of democracy.

 

SELF PORTRAIT AT THE STAGE OF TOTALITARIAN DOMINATION OF ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE

RED FOUNTAIN

BLUE FOUNTAIN

FLOWER SERIES (LITTLE FRIENDS) DETAIL

LIKE LIVING IN THE MIND OF A DEPRESSED HIPPIE (DETAIL)

JOIN IN BUILDING A TOWER INSTALL @ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

NO NEED TO HUNT WE JUST WAIT FOR THE ROAD KILL (GROUP) INSTALL @ STORE CONTEMPORARY DRESDEN GERMANY

KILL YOUR INNER COP

DESTORY EVERYTHING

THE LAST CRUST PUNK

 

THE ANGRY SHOW INSTALL AT 55 SYDENHAM RD SYDNEY AUSTRALIA