The ‘Finishing Time’ project makes use of timelines and images with graduates from a prisoner resettlement scheme, which are then used to compose ‘i-poems’. What can these i-poems reveal about alternative rehabilitative conceptualisations of wellbeing and meaning beyond the notion of released subjects as risky and potentially transgressive?
Was it ‘automatic’ that deindustrialisation in northern English towns would lead to support for the populist politics which have brought us to Brexit? Suggestions on how cultural memories from Lancashire’s cotton mills mutated into nativist outlooks.
The work of locating, recovering and identifying the remains of the dead is both a social act and technical challenge. Different tools are mobilised at each stage in this process, mediating between the living and the dead, and between layperson and scientist.
How does an artist engage with the uneasy churning of materiality, visuality, culture, and finance? Salvaging scraps from its excesses and reassembling them is one way….
At arms fairs, many companies give away complimentary gifts – stress balls in the shape of bombs and grenades, rubber tanks, condoms, and sweets with slogans. What might these objects tell us about the way weapons are regarded in the arms industry?