tag : bright yellow-green apples: the chaos of change

"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

the chaos of change

figure 43.1. our image of the land

Here’s a merry lesson for us all. A party candidate is photographed demonstrating on behalf of the situation of an immigrant, before proceeding to alter the image to show him vehemently hard line on immigration. And then describes it as a mistake, despite the necessity of the action being a deliberate appeal to the base need to seem 'tough on immigration'. Clearly a little compassion would be seen as soft, and so an event must be altered in the retrospect for others to see.

How can politics be so harsh? Why does there need to be a constant banging on about scapegoat groups? How can we not feel dirty at the way some people are going about the whole business?

In more pleasant news, me and Sarah agreed to join forces with the intention of winning the Turner Prize at some point. A double act of guerrilla knitting and vague collage should go down a storm in the corridoors of the art establishment.


Blogger mary said...

:-D yayness on joining forces, boo hiss on the stoopid picture altering guy. my dad, canvasing for the UUP, just got sent a how to answer difficult questions sheet for potential voters with different views, meaning if you're talking to a DUP supporter you lay it on thick with the union and us and them talk, if it's an alliance supporter you talk about the UUPs attitude to tolerance and inclusion etc. profound crapness!

11:43 AM  
Blogger ash said...

political warfare knitting against the oligarchy? how will that work?!

4:35 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

I don't know yet, but I reckon we can make a good fist of it. Practicalities are boring, just have fun in the making...

12:36 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Well in a way, Mary, it's a backhanded reflection on the inherent appeal of the UUP. At least they can talk to people in different languages, even if there's one that you and I will have a lot more sympathies with. They're in a rather difficult situation at the moment, with the more hardline parites doing well. Let's hope they gather the confidence to lay firmer identity in the politics of compromise, diversity, and due regard for the other.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

see here

Andy Diaz brings us ironic terrorist knitting.

I could do this knitting, you could collage on it? or collage with it?

oooooh i could frame your collages with obscure knit ceramic things.

6:14 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

That might be a good start, I rather fancy the textures and patterns you could conjour up. Frames, bits for my pictures, both offer mucho potential.

As for the weighy prospect of some ceramic-knitting hybrid, well that's beyond even my imagination yet - what a thought!

1:23 AM  
Anonymous RobertB said...

yay for guerilla ceramic knitting!

4:44 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

If we have your approval, I can't see what could possibley go wrong!

1:42 AM  

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