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MP’s request for free ‘slick and engaging’ film prompts video editor’s unflattering ‘promo’ in response

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Artists sign open letter protesting dismissal of director Catherine de Zegher from the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent; report says ‘outdated recruitment practices’ are holding back diversity in the arts; buyer of destroyed Banksy artwork to go through with purchase.

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SKEP – Fruit Routes 2018

During Fruit Routes June 2018 at Loughborough University Anne-Marie Culhane and I will be performing a new iteration of SKEP where visitors will be invited to become ‘SKEP’ donning a traditional woven beehive on their head and engaging with thoughts […]

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Fruit Routes 2018 – Loughborough University

Fruit Routes hosted by artist activists Anne-Marie Culhane and Paul Conneally.You are invited to share ideas for individual, collaborative and institutional action towards a more sustainable life through space to imagine and reflect, walks, conversation and sharing food and drink

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A Q&A with… Simone Rowat, Forensic Architecture

Nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize and a recent recipient of the European Culture Foundation’s Princess Margriet Award for Culture, the London-based independent research agency Forensic Architecture is making political and cultural waves with its evidence-based work. Chris Sharratt talks to artist and filmmaker Simone Rowat, one of the group’s 15 team members.

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Now Showing #238: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: Linder’s photomontage in Nottingham, the AV Festival in Newcastle and Gateshead, film essays in London, painted linguistics in Edinburgh, and polymorphous milk in Birmingham.

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Digesting Politics at MIMA

Keep It Complex added a sprinkle of politics to MIMA’s weekly community lunches on 14/12/2017. We brought cupcakes with the faces of local politicians, MPs, MEPs, councillors, the police and crime commissioner and the Mayor. We also gave people pre-digested […]

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Digesting Politics at Grand Union, Birmingham

Keep it complex headed up to Birmingham to have some tea and Teressa May cake at Grand Union. Our local supermarket had refused to print Teressa May on a Cake, we’re not sure why, something about not being able to […]

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My name is Fraser Briggs

My name is Fraser Briggs and I have been asked to blog about my involvement in the Artist as Activist talks that Hack and Host did earlier this year.   I make shit out of shit.     I first […]

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2017, Rabbit Holes

My first foray into film-making and something of a DIY venture it has to be said.  I’ve been writing quite a bit lately, from fiction and poetry to various musings on various topics.  This piece began as a reflection on […]

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Ethics, art and technology: the need for a human-centred approach

At a recent symposium in London, academics, technologists, artists and film makers gathered to discuss the politics and ethics of art technology. Artist and writer Alistair Gentry attended and was struck by the need for a much closer relationship between the tech and ethical tendencies in this ongoing and vitally important debate.

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digesting politics

this is a blog run by the keep it complex collective to document our a-n bursary funded DIGESTING POLITICS series

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