Critical Interruptions Vol 1: Steakhouse Live
10 May 2018
Critical Interruptions Vol I follows Steakhouse: Live Writing, a pilot project undertaken as part of Steakhouse Live’s LONGER WETTER FASTER BETTER festival in October 2016. The publication brings together artists, curators and producers, writers and critics including Palin Ansusinha, Katy Baird, Katharina Joy Book, Jennifer Boyd, Jasmine Shigemura Lee, Emma Selwyn and Malik Nashad Sharpe to think through their relationship with criticism, revealing passionately held and often conflicting opinions on what criticism is and where it resides. Critical Interruptions Vol 1 exposes this fractured state of criticism in Live Art: the fact that while the current state of affairs satisfies no one, there is little agreement on what that status quo is.
“We begin from the position that criticism is a political event, formed at the confluence of artist practice and the politics it lives in, attacks, reinforces or creates. We begin from the premise that the ecology of criticism is not one of journalism, but of art practice. We begin with a disregard for criticism as secluded work and instead, propose criticism as a collaborative practice.” - Critical Interruptions
Critical Interruptions Vol I is supported by Live Art UK and Steakhouse Live. The publication was launched at the Live Art Development Agency on 9 May 2018.
Edited by Critical Interruptions (Diana Damian Martin and Bojana Janković), with contributions from Palin Ansusinha, Katy Baird, Katharina Joy Book, Jennifer Boyd, Jasmine Shigemura Lee, Emma Selwyn and Malik Nashad Sharpe.
Designed by Gareth Damian Martin; images by Julia Bauer and Manuel Vason.