Radio is Dead with James Goddard

ART AS LUXURY //\//\ ART AS LABOUR

Today’s Radio is Dead will feature James Goddard’s experimental audio documentary which investigates the relationship between art and economy.

As Syphon writes in their Winter 2012 issue, «Goddard’s documentary explores the contradictory positioning of art as both luxury and labour. On the one hand, Goddard argues, art as luxury is the idea that under-girds, for example, current Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s assertion that art is a niche interest for those who attend fancy galas. On the other hand, he continues, art as labour (or at least professional practice) is the idea that sends hundreds of students into Fine Arts programs.»

This work was originally commissioned by Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre in Kingston, Ontario. To learn more about Modern Fuel, visit their site.

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