I was very happy to have worked/collaborated with the super talented Laura Robertson http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk for “Shouldn’t Throw Stones “ https://www.shouldntthrowstones.co.uk/ and recently with Jacob Bolton as part of the FORM collective https://www.formcollective.co.uk/jacob-bolton
I have also been trying to bribe another of the contributing writers Denise Courcoux https://twitter.com/denisecourcoux to collaborate on future projects !
Below is a link to their KickStarter crowdfunding page for their current project Present Tense.
A collection of essays by some of the UK’s most exciting writers, commenting on tensions in the fields of art and culture. It takes as a starting point the celebrations in 2018 that marked a decade of Liverpool’s status as European Capital of Culture. We asked six writers to reflect on the ten years, while not being tied to the past.
Present Tense asks:
What do we define as the culture around us? Who are the stakeholders? Who chooses?
What does it mean when an artwork is repeatedly and violently destroyed, especially if that artwork is about the global refugee crisis?
How does a city like Liverpool understand, and make peace with, a European Capital of Culture award during Brexit negotiations?
What becomes of ambitious outdoor sculpture that, years after being commissioned, is unloved and neglected?
What are the consequences of a cultural award on individuals: the people that imagine, make and deliver that ‘culture’?