With direct, trans-Atlantic action against tax evasion and the banks, Carl Gibson and Stephanie Vessie of USUncut and Ed and Jed from UKUncut engage in a speculative exchange just before the actions that took place last month, and which leads us up to the forthcoming day of action on 26th March. This podcast had technical problems due to the server it was hosted on, therefore this has been re-posted.Uncut transmission is hosted by James Tregaskis. For further details, follow @UKUncut and @USUncut on Twitter
James Marriott, of Platform, an organization that brings together artists & activists to create projects focused on social and ecological justice, in conversation with John Jordan, co-founder of the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, a network of socially engaged artists and activists whose work falls in between resistance and creativity, culture and politics, art and life.
They discuss what makes art such an effective catalyst for change, the history of art-activism, the ailing condition of art institutions, the architecture of corporate sponsorship of cultural institutions and how the Lab of ii recently exposed the Tate Modern’s complicity with BP’s project of maintaining a ’social license to operate’.
The Art Monthly show on Resonance FM February 2010
Artists- The Law and Activism
In this month’s Art Monthly show host Matt Hale talks to Art Monthly writers Colin Perry and Gavin Grindon. Colin Perry has written about artists who use the law as an artistic medium; something that can be manipulated and tested. He is joined by Gavin Grindon who writes about art and activism. Gavin Grindon has recently returned from the Climate Conference in Copenhagen and he tells us about the new forms of art and activism he saw out there.
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