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Audio Journal in November

I was 21 when I had to write one of those one or two sentence bio’s that sum up who you are as an artist for the first time. I had no idea what to put, in fact, I still find them incredibly difficult to write, but that’s not important. ...

eton mess – aka all yu need to know ever

it is full lockdown minus shielding letters (did yu get yrs - we didnt get ours either) but with students free to roam (no offence on students) plus prime-minister-whose-surname-is-yank-slang-for-penis-and-he-is-afterall-born-there got out the unbranded correction oh-so-white fluid (theres a blob round goves nose as we speak) and erased the word lockdown ...

Artwork done on cardboard with a clenched red fist and the words you can't start revolutions sitting on your arse painted in black

yu cant start revolutions sitting on yr arse

yu can't start revolutions sitting on yr arse bilingual film (BSL and english) written by gobscure us on homelessness, love&rage

Album cover featuring drawn red flowers and text which reads punk, used to light fuses (especially fireworks) zoonpolitikon (political-animal) gobscure 20 c.e..

zoonpolitikon (political-animal) – new album from gobscure

a punk is literally a smoulder-stick used to light fireworks, Serj Tankians talking armenia (Elif Shafaks big system of a down fan and she's amazing new words out), while napalm deaths a bellyful of salt and spleen in ever-howl against injustice powerful as ever, meanwhile 'playlist curators' chat 'how death ...

photo of a group of performers dressed as snowflakes

Tribute to the legendary Geof Armstrong

I am deeply saddened by the recent news of the death of Geof Armstrong. I first met him in the mid-1990s ... it was very shortly before he left London and headed back to his home city of Newcastle. I was an intern at London Disability Arts Forum working ...

‘moving, powerful, eloquent’

what slung low said of the premiere in leeds of gobscures latest solo show 'provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth.'  the art and album (gobscure is a multiaward winning sound artist too thanks to 2 awards from sound&music) was previously seen in art of protest group exhibition organised ...

Text based art work, the words love and rage are written in a heart, which is overlaid on layers of illegible text

different battle, same war 01

different battle, same war. 2020 - 2022 c.e. Disability Arts Online · Different Battle Same War 01 rants have long been (dis)honourable art. as artistic associate of dao ...


axe-throwing as a first date

screengrabbing 'news', this is post-satire, all as is, we just layer them up / comment.  posters online Axe throwing as a first date. – faves still trumps husband coming out against trump