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MY GAY/QUEER AESTHETIC: A PHOTO/TEXT CONSTELLATION:PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY.PART 1: THE LIVING ROOM LIVES.BY STEVEN BENSON

Queer(reclaimed) = Camp Kitsch (merely) NAFF(“Normal as fuck”) Quirky/idiosyncratic Silly but nice Bright colours Re-appropriating stereotypes/”stereotypes” pomo self referential objets d’art:eg Vox Turnabout 70s LP cover art historical/antique (camp) homage to Susan Sontag, author of the “Notes on Camp” essay,before … Continue reading

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AND YET WE FALL THROUGH A LAKE AND COME OUT THE OTHER SIDE….BIENNIAL: THE TWO-SIDED LAKE, HONDO SUPERMARKET.BY STEVEN BENSON.

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PORTALS(CONTINUED):INTO THE PAST AND INTO NOWHERE.URBAN DECAY. BY STEVEN BENSON

backwards portal: ancient to modern Oratory, Liverpool. Note the bird; flying THROUGH the portal? to freedom? (Yet fixed in stone; a mere sculpture, frozen music) entrance? to where? Old signage, proclaiming the dead portal of what was Lewis’s warehouse; a … Continue reading

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BENNIAL 2016 ET AL(CONTINUED).PHOTO AND CAPTION POST:CAIRNS STREET AND GRANBY ST: ASSEMBLAGE AND CONSTELLATION AND FOUND OBJECTS .BY STEVEN BENSON

Constellations of stars or miniature found objects; an assemblage{homage to Benjamin};a representation and presagement of the reality and representation all around this artwork This work covers a former window, another portal; Liverpool Biennials often re-discover/uncover the remnants of former manifestations … Continue reading

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“GREY”,WORDCOUNT EXERCISE FOR LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP, MERSEYSIDE,BY STEVEN BENSON.11.7.16

GREY…….on Liverpool Pride weekend?????!!!! Let us counterpoint itĀ against RAINBOW colours: GREY is not gay; its HETERONORMATIVE Fear of difference Joylessness ABSENCE; nondescript. GREY= INTERNALIZED HOMOPHOBIA(we all have it, but to varying degrees); it can make a blank, GREY slate of … Continue reading

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“EVERYTHING BECKONS US TO PERCEIVE IT”(RILKE). CURATING MY OWN BIENNIAL, CONTINUED.BY STEVEN BENSON

 

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“THE LIVER BIRDS”.PHOTO POST. BY STEVEN BENSON

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GRAYSON PERRY EXHIBITION.”THE VANITY OF SMALL DIFFERENCES”.WALKER ART GALLERY LIVERPOOL.POLEMIC.BY STEVEN BENSON

Grayson Perry, you OVERTLY privilege the class struggle over sexual orientation and gender identity issues; this is a MAN{sic}MADE putative hierarchy of oppressions; a non neo-Marxist view(in most strands of neo-marxist thought ALL the unprivileged are seen as all to … Continue reading

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I AM A CAPTURE.CAPTURING THE CAPTURERS OF THE REVOLUTION.(SEMI!)OFFICIAL BIENNIAL, OPEN EYE GALLERY.POST 8.BY STEVEN BENSON

RECORD OF A BIENNALE WHEN PUNCHES WERE NOT PULLED.THE COMMENT ABOUT THE SPECULATOR COULD BE SAID ABOUT THE ALLEGED PLANNED USEAGE OF THE OLD TRADE UNION CENTRE FOR LUXURY APARTMENTS  

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(OFFICIAL)BIENNIAL.POST 7.WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF THE OFFICIAL BIENNIAL AND DOES IT FULFILL THEM?FOLLOWING A VISIT TO THE TATE CLAUDE PARENT AND DOMESTIC INTERIORS EXHIBITIONS. BY STEVEN BENSON

One of the overriding concepts behind the Official Biennial exhibits is: “how notions of intimacy, delinquency and inefficiency inform many contemporary art practices today”(Forward, by Sally Tarant, to the Official Biennial Book of reflective essays,”A Needle Walks into a Haystack”,2014). … Continue reading

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