Arnolfini, Summer 2016
Images from top: Gillian Wylde, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo (installation and performance), archival material from Feminist Archive South, gal-dem live radio show, Resist Psychic Death installation.
Featuring: Gillian Wylde, Phoebe Davies, Jenny Moore, Charismatic Megafauna, gal-dem, Rachael House, Rachael Clerke, Feminist Archive South, Bristol Archive Records.
In Punk’s alleged 40th anniversary year, Moving Targets explored punk as an attitude that has more than one history and meaning. Art works, sounds, events and workshops spilled out of the building, taking over the foyer, leaking into the bookshop and café, and activating outdoor spaces. The artists in Moving Targets all relate in some way to the idea of punk — often to its edges or margins, to the parts that have been overlooked, and to punk's future — what it could mean now and how we can use it to question the world we live in. What unites their projects is the use of disruption, instability and resistance as strategies to communicate and give voice to urgent issues and ideas.
The project was developed in collaboration with my amazing colleagues Elizabeth Graham, Sam Francis, Daisy Moon, Phil Owen and Ben Thomas.
*Moving Targets’ title is taken from and dedicated to Mimi Thi Nguyen and Golnar Nikpour’s chapbook, Punk is a Moving Target, Guillotine press, 2013.