In form and content, Laura Oldfield Ford’s work deliberately echoes 1970s and ‘80s anarcho-punk para-art. The photorealist militancy of Gee Vaucher, who produced the record covers and posters for punk band Crass, is perhaps the most obvious stylistic precedent, yet Ford’s work is far from pastiche or homage. It derives much of its power from the very contemporary urban struggles that it documents and contributes to. ‘I regard my work as diaristic; the city can be read as a palimpsest, of layers of erasure and overwriting’, Ford has said.
source: frieze magazine - Mark Fisher feb.2009
donderdag 22 oktober 2009
Savage Messiah - the cult London zine