The Art of Dissent Book

The Art of Dissent Book

ArtofDissent-frontcoverDrawing on the works (the games, pudding mill river), networks (salon de refuse, wick curiosity shop) and events (blue movies,float in cinema) I had been working on and a series of ‘olympic artist’ monthly newsletters produced through 2008-9 the book The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London’s Olympic State edited with Isaac Marrero brings together a body of work that emerged in response to the arrival of the Olympics in East London. Artists, writers, film makers, academics, photographers and activists intervene in the dominant discourse, language and images of regeneration and the Games. The book examines both the political economy of the mega-event and the silenced history of Lower Lea valley, making a powerful case against the politics of erasure and the corporatisation of urban space. Issues of land grab, displacement, military urbanism and exceptional measures of legal protection are explored through essays, images, poetry, fiction and installations.

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