Every Single Crash – Filip Berendt’s art

This text was written to accompany Filip Berendt’s show at L’étrangère, London in 2015. Working in Taiwan a few years ago, Filip Berendt was struck by the profusion and variety of ordinary materials on sale there. Taipei’s shops offer paper, metal foil, plastics and other other everyday materials in dizzying, even excessive, variety. He was … Continue reading

Life in the Shadow of Monuments: Philippe Chancel’s North Korea

I wrote this piece for the Photographers’ Gallery in London a few years ago. Philippe Chancel’s images of North Korea can be seen here.

Socialist recreation? Amateur film and photography in the People’s Republic of Poland and East Germany

This piece was published in a book which is very difficult to find, so I have posted my contribution below.