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Lest We Forget

By Brian Ashton 5 April 2016

Brian Ashton outlines a catalogue of cruel and harsh treatment meted out on the soldiers of the British military during the First World War set against a background of the use of force against working class struggles in pre-war Britain. Maltreatment of workers and soldiers continued through the entire war, with the shell shocked soldiers subject to sadistic treatments born of propaganda encouraging mistrust of the working class. In what is still a little-told story, of those traumatised by the violence of the war, Ashton brings together the accounts and records that document this period.

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No Selves To Abolish: Afropessimism, Anti-Politics and the End of the World

By K. Aarons 29 February 2016

How can ‘solidarity’ be possible in and against the objective conditions that divide us? K. Aarons distinguishes the afropessimist position from...

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Eleven Pro-tips for Art plus Internet

By Matthew Fuller 16 February 2016

In his review of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Electronic Superhighway (2016 – 1966) exhibition, Matthew Fuller immerses himself fully in the minds of...

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Plant Up

By Howard Slater 29 December 2015

Howard Slater unspools the slave-economy sinews of our modern social body, where to be free is to be a debtor.   “Natty lick down Rome N...

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No Stars, no Solos – just Sound, Motion, and Energy: an Interview with John Gruntfest

By Stevphen Shukaitis 10 December 2015

Given the ephemeral nature of improvised music, it is easily forgotten after the performance. Despite that, the work of saxophonist, poet, and musical event organiser, John Gruntfest, is almost criminally overlooked

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BOYCOTT ZABLUDOWICZ - STATEMENT 3

By mute 27 November 2015

  Mute is hosting this statement in solidarity with the call for a boycott of the Zabludowicz Art Trust. Boycott Zabludowicz was formalised du...

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After the Canon? An Interview with Hal Foster

By John Douglas Millar 23 November 2015

Casting off from his recent book Bad News Days, art critic and October magazine co-editor Hal Foster talks to John Douglas Millar about what became of...

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The Greenhouse Effect

By Key MacFarlane 4 February 2018

Eco-friendly glass architecture that incorporates flora into its design is trending high among West Coast tech giants. Only last week, Amazon's 'Spher...

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Chump Change: Decrypting Bitcoin & Blockchain

By Andrew Osborne 27 October 2017

Artists and academics are jumping on the blockchain bandwagon and talking up the potential for cryptocurrency and distributed ledgers to mitigate aust...

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