Friday, 30 March 2007

New Light For Barking

Raphael Daden - Light Waves in Wakering Road underpass, Barking (2006)Today's ArtDaily has an ambiguous story about Raphael Daden's Light Waves installation for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (title link). In January 2007, BBC London News published a story entitled Barking Artscape: One year on (CLICK). I guess B&D has commissioned Raphael (or "Rafael" as the B&D website spells it) to knock up a new artscape in Barking Town Centre (CLICK). Not only can't they spell in B&D, but they don't care about saving electricity. Barking also has the highest average number of dog owners in the UK. One in ten households owns a mutt (CLICK). Its working-class denizens like their pit bull terriers and other vicious breeds, with which they can prove how butch they are and terrorize Muslim invaders. (B&D voters elected 11 British National Party candidates last year!)


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