Switching on discussion – does art need a meaning?

Image description: One of Athirty4’s plaster light switches Over the past few weeks, the appearance of household light switches, placed surreptitiously around the city, has prompted discussion amongst students; plastered on lamp posts, street signs and post boxes, while the switches have generated amusement on account of their quirkiness, the question remains as to their […]

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Happiness and Misery: In Conversation with The Leisure Society’s Nick Hemming

(Image: The Leisure Society playing in London) Ahead of their gig at The Bullingdon on 20th September, I caught up with The Leisure Society’s frontman Nick Hemming to discuss their latest album, Arrivals and Departures, his biggest influences, and the creative process that shapes his songwriting. Currently on the second leg of their biggest tour, […]

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The History of Iconoclasm

Image description: 1566 Calvinist Iconoclastic Riot, Frans Hogenberg Iconoclasm represents the viscerality of the human response to art. Reflective of more than just our subjective taste, this sort of destruction is charged with a raw sense of rage. Iconoclasm has the potential to throw crowds into a frenzy; tearing down statues and burning paintings. Simultaneously, […]

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