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Friday, November 02, 2007

LONDON 2012: DEATH TO THE GODS OF MOUNT OLYMPUS!

Issue 7 of Savage Messiah magazine. Many thanks to Laura for sending this to me.



Lovely drawings and some really great writing:

"Drifting through Dalston is to traverse a network of holding patterns, a city in stasis, it is a city of film stills, waiting rooms, a world behind it and another one to come. In the fabric of the architecture I uncover traces and palimpsets, the poly-temporality of the city. As I lay my palm flat against the wall I buffer multiple traces of past workings and reworkings, the polychromatic riot of London's histories travel in shimmering, tangled lines..."

I'm not a Londoner, but there's a whole bunch of stuff in here that's v. close to my own heart: the mass disappearance of parts of my own history, the pubs and clubs and cafes I used to drink in, the back-alleys I used to piss in, torn dn and replaced by generic granny-flats and retail-chains...welcome to Identikit Britain...they're ripping down our dreams and memories, creating the illusion of choice, of a false 'newness'...we need to celebrate and document what's ours before it's all taken away from us...