David Pledger (part 1)

“there has been devaluation of human relations in society” DP

“there is no singular solution, which is why ideology is the last place to go to look for solutions” DP

“if you want to be an active artist, you have to be an active citizen” DP

David Pledger is a contemporary artist. We cover,

  • being responsible for the actions of your government
  • a god
  • ideology driving change in society
  • artists being the best people to inhabit and understand change
  • the rise of managerialism
  • how to know where to look
  • rewriting the history of australian migration
  • the footprint of detention centers
  • “our current nationalist ideology is radical, that is the radicalisation, not the people who are disturbed by it” Matt Cornell


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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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