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    State Britain and the art of (Im)proper democratic protest

    Pilcher, Jeremy (2016) State Britain and the art of (Im)proper democratic protest. Law, Culture and the Humanities , ISSN 1743-8721. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    The installation of Mark Wallinger’s State Britain in the Duveen Galleries of Tate Britain recreated Brian Haw’s protest opposite the Houses of Parliament, which had largely been dismantled by the police under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. Wallinger’s work bisected a boundary created by the Act inside which the police could be given greater than usual powers to control demonstrations. The intersection exemplified how, when understood in terms of the performative after Jacques Derrida, art may unsettle the ways in which both the law and aesthetics work to protect the political establishment. aesthetics work to protect the political establishment.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): art, aesthetics law, Jacques Derrida, performative, politics, boundary, border, Mark Wallinger, State Britain, democracy, protest, demonstration
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Jeremy Pilcher
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 10:09
    Last Modified: 16 Oct 2018 10:23
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20635

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