BADA Video Archive is now Live!

The British Art and Design Association Video Archive is now live : http://badaart.org.uk/video-archive/

You can also keep up to date with BADAs Video Archive on YouTube : http://ow.ly/P3cRG

This project was started to restore and archive old footage, from VHS, DVD and older formats, so that they can be catalogued and will not remain lost. We have already had submissions from a handful of artists, however we are looking for more submissions. If you have anby footage you wish to be considered for acceptance into the BADA Video Archive, got to http://badaart.org.uk/contact/ and fill in the contact form, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

UK General Election – The Blind Leading the Blind?

As the election campaign draws into its final hours, Party leaders are trying desperately to make a last bid to break the deadlock at the polls.

But no matter what each individual party promises, or what values they claim to uphold, can politicians be trusted?

There is widespread distrust of politicians by the UK public, and for good reason. Does this make them purveyors of lies?

Or is this tarring them all with the same brush, do you believe that some politicians or political parties in fact are purveyors of the truth.

Looking at the most recent polls, it is unlikely that after tomorrows vote the UK will have a majority government, but instead more likely will have a Labour or Conservative minority government, dependent on the Lib Dems, or perhaps more worryingly the SNP on the one hand or UKIP and the DUP on the other.

But does any of this matter? Who is truelly leading who? And to what purpose?

LIAR LIAR : NUS Fight Back

The NUS has released a  direct campaign to unseat Liberal Democrat ‘pledge breakers’ who failed to honour the 2010 commitment to scrap tuition fees in the Lib Dem manifesto.

Opening with the line ‘Broken pledges leave a permanent mark’, the poster campaign depicts two clenched fists with the words ‘Liar, liar’ tattooed across the fingers, complete with a Liberal Democrat party badge for the avoidance of doubt.

It goes on to say: “They pledged to scrap tuition fees. They lied. Make your own permanent mark. Vote against the pledge breakers.”

NUS president,Toni Pearce said: “Id like to say directly to Nick Clegg that your apology won’t cover any of the £40,000 debt that students will graduate with for the first time this summer.

“They pledged to scrap tuition fees – they lied. We won’t let them trade lies for power again. We represent seven million students and are urging every single one across the country to vote against broken pledges.”

Seeking to mobilise student support the campaign will feature advertising vans, billboards and newspaper adverts and will directly target 28 Liberal Democrat MPs; including Nick Clegg, David Laws and Vince Cable. Two Conservative MPs will also find themselves in the NUS’ sights.

21 other Lib Dems who did vote against the increase will not be targeted.

#147notjustanumber

 An atrocity. In the attack at Garissa, Kenya on Thursday,  the Al-Shabaab militant group killed 147 people, mostly students.

And on Tuesday night, Kenyans remembered them as innocent victims of a terrorist attack that stunned a nation and left communities heartbroken.

And in this conflict, we see innocent victims of terrorism and hatred, and I aim to bring attention to the plight of victims everywhere in search of greater peace, reconciliation and Human Rights and to inspire and provoke a new politically and culturally aware generation extremely cognisant of global conflict and its victims. This is and always has been the aim of ‘Victim, no Resurrection?’

#147notjustanumber

Get Involved

Social Media plays a crucial role in “Purveyors of Truth and Lies.” It allows for a wider conversation with a broader international culture, and gives a voice to a larger, more diverse subsection of the global community.

As such, I wish to hear the opinions of people from all walks of life, from any country or background, on who they deem to be the “Purveyors of Truth and Lies.” And I want to start a conversation on each of these diverse opinions.

So, this is my invitation, I want to hear from you, and display a blog post authored by you on this site. I want to hear answers to the question:

Who do you believe are the purveyors of truth and lies?

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