links for 2009-07-13 07.13.09
Thriving On Adversity: The Art of Precariousness (Mute magazine)
"Anna Dezeuze surveys a number of artists who draw upon the experience of everyday life in the slums to make their work, and tries to separate out the aestheticisation of poverty from the poverty of aesthetics."
Human shrub vows to strike again and again (Telegraph)
"The leafy creature, who shot to prominence earlier this week after he was spotted tending to a neglected municipal plant container, has said he is now preparing a list of demands for leading local councillors."
(tags: environment performance activisim Colchester Essex Human.Shrub gardening shrubs government.spending)