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20
Feb
17

revival of site specific practices

seems like site-responsive site-specific art in unused spaces is undergoing a revival, even in the places that sniffed at it …

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07
Oct
14

space and the city

http://www.channel4.com/news/public-space-occupy-private-land-place-hacker

We don’t have any choice but to trespass if we want to participate in our cities – Bradley Garrett

“There are a lot of places that try and restrict us, but the main thing about us, is we want to be free,” said Tim Attidore, 24, founder of BOOM, the street skater team

05
Sep
14

interview on Monocle radio

check it out –

http://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-urbanist/

it is episode 151

Gillian McIver discusses site specific art

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– don’t forget to visit sitespecificart.org.uk

 

 

10
Apr
12

documenting site specific art

A 22 minute film about the mural project THE KING’S LAND

In documenting site specific art it’s worthwhile to consider looking at the environment, the art, the artist and the people that are in the locality.
22
Mar
12

the use and abuse of urban ruins

interesting that this has become contentious:

http://onewaystreet.typepad.com/one_way_street/2012/02/ruins.html

The article in Icon looks interesting; I’ve never read Icon; I’ll have to look for a copy.

18
Mar
12

Activation of space: Mavili collective, Athens

In November 2011 the Athenian Mavili Collective occupied the historical disused theatre building of Embros in the city, which was deserted and had been left empty for years. The group aimed to “re-activate this space temporarily… and propose an alternative model of collective management and new contemporary forms of creative work”.

It is interesting that severe economic and political dislocation has begun to give rise to his kind of  action. What is interesting about the Mavili Collective, and seems to differentiate them from the UK/US “Occupy” movement, is that they address directly the role of cultural practice – art making and distributing – as a political act, rather than a fringe or side show of political discourse.

In their manifesto, they say that they “came together in order to re-think and re-imagine the current Greek cultural landscape and propose structures, platforms collaborations, projects that produce new alternatives.” It’ll be interesting to see what they manage to make out of this experience.

http://mavilicollective.wordpress.com/re-activate/

22
Jan
11

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