Saturday, September 27, 2008

Postmodern pleading

Just to disprove the notion that Ulster Protestants have no sense of humour:

The defence case of Michael Stone, accused of attempting to kill Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness in 2006, has raised eyebrows in political, legal and artistic circles alike. On the face of it, his claim that his actions constituted "performance art" is an attempt to claim kinship with those, such as the Dadaists and Situationists, who have sought to blur the boundaries between art and political protest...

Follow this link for the journalistic equivalent of one of those end-of-terrace murals.


realdoc said...

Mr Stone also paints and it's rather fitting for he claims his crimes are art, but his art is most definately criminal.

Tim F said...

Welcome back, Doc. Yes, once again the border between outsider art and bad art gets blurry.