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THE BROTHEL IN HUSKISSON STREET:Remembrances. Gay 80s (continued).BY STEVEN BENSON

Ok, now I have your attention:come with me on another foray into my gay past! This succeeds Princes Gate East https://towardsutopia.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/for-pride-story-writing-group-steps-to-freedompauls-gay-start-in-life-reflections-by-steven-benson/ But now we are back in the first person….so I shall give you DIRECT memories/reportage, in the form of … Continue reading

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HOMOSEX(UALITY) AND THE DOPPELGANGER; G>A>Y (“GOOD AS YOU”){INCLUDING REFERENCE TO SEBALD}: A BELLETRISTIK (DOUBLE!)TAKE, BY STEVEN BENSON

1, Homosex allied with/equated with “narcissism” in psycho-analytic tradition(hetero-normatively constructed); thereby implied as an incomplete, arrested development. The literary trope of the uncanny doppelganger(for instance in Gothic novel), though it can be queered(ie. positively skewed; torquere=to twist),sets up the homoerotic … Continue reading

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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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TOWARDS UTOPIA???????????????LINKS:BIENNIAL(S), BREXIT, CORBYN; or NON-LINKS AND FEAR/OTHERING.A GRUESOME PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY. BY STEVEN BENSON

“The sadness inspired by failing restaurants”. “The smell of mildew in movie theaters” (both from Eugenides, “Middlesex”, 2002) Lewis’s little balcony restaurant(dying gradually, now 6 years gone).https://decayetude.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/img_13071.jpg  .The ABC Cinema, Lime Street:re-used for a spectral exhibition in a previous biennial; and … Continue reading

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THE RE-BUILT SHELL.BY STEVEN BENSON

The erstwhile spectral house nears (re) completion: double glazed windows are installed; the scaffolding is half down, the brickwork cleaned. The former denizens’ beautiful garden is WIPED OUT. Who will live there shortly? It will not be the former mix … Continue reading

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THE DAY I MET DAI DONOVAN.BY STEVEN BENSON.

{Dai Donovan was the miner who liaised most with  the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners(LGSM) Group during their financial and emotional support to the 1984 Miners’ Strike; he was from the Dulais Valley lodge, near Abertawe/Swansea. In the film, … Continue reading

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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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SUMMER IN THE CITY:”MARKIT” STREET ART FESTIVAL, LIVERPOOL,29.6.14. CAPTURED ATEMPORALITY.BY STEVEN BENSON

           

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QUIRKY,VARIEGATED ART CAPTURES IN LARK LANE CAFE.BY STEVEN BENSON

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