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Documentation of the first five years (2008 – 2012) of
The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home.
5 Critical Concerns by Imogen Tyler and Bruce Bennett, Jane Trowell with the Institute kids, Lois Keidan, Malcolm Miles and Mark Godber;
5 Performance Events remembering Family Picnics, Miss Julie in Utopia, A Key to Utopia, With Our £2000 Artist Fee We are Going to COP15 and Macbethmachine;
5 Postcards from 5 visitors to the Institute: Nicola Kirkham, Zhao Chuan, Rev Billy, Monika Vykoukal and David Lloyd;
5 Artist Residencies featuring Branka Cvjeticanin, Cathy Butterworth, Maresea MacKeith, a place or their own and Cinderfella;
5 Unfinished Conversations with Jennifer Verson, Ste Higginson, the cast of Macbethmachine (Daniel Simpkins and Penny Whitehead, Ben Phillips and Lorena Rivero de Beer, Tim Jeeves and Britt Jurgensen), the Adults and the Children.
The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home is a home-based initiative, run out of a house in Liverpool, UK. The Institute is run by a family of two adults and four kids, collectively, (Gary Anderson, Lena Simic, Neal, Gabriel, Sid, and James Benjamin). The Institute is a self-sufficient and sustainable initiative drawing from 10% of all income from its members (Gary and Lena work as university lecturers as well as freelance artists, the children receive child tax credits and child benefit). The Institute is concerned with dissent, homemade aesthetics, financial transparency, as well as critiquing the capitalism of culture.
The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home, 2014. 182 pages, paperback with Black and white images, 18 x 18 cm.
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