ARC

OEDIPUS COMPLEXICUS

 

WHAT IS THE POINT OF STANLEY BLACK?

Stanley Black describes himself as a political artist, in the sense that he is deeply opposed to a branch of leftist thinking called identity politics and especially intersectionality which he feels is insidious and a inherently dangerous ideology, as it fundamentally opposed to classical notions of liberty. He is a firm champion of freedom of speech and an ardent opponent of political correctness. Now, in its original conception political correctness could be seen as a form of politeness within the public sphere, there is however another concept which achieves the same aim, it is called politeness. Stanley Black now views political correctness as a weapon of the left whose use, is to shut down discussion and close debate. Stanley Black believes that intersectionality has become a type of religion, in the sense it is a community that solidifies around a set of moral principles, gives the member a sense of purpose and meaning and finally an identity. Although few people are proselytisers and zealots many adhere to its fundamental principles. Upheld through consent by a tacit adherence to its misguided promise of fairness and compassion.Stanley Black views himself as a heterodox, here to challenge the orthodoxy of thought that pervades the academy.

MARXIAN OPPRESSED/OPPRESSOR POWER STRUCTURES = GOD

VICTIM CULTURE = THE CHURCH

(UN)POLITICALLY CORRECT TALK = BLASPHEMY

GENDER/BLACK/WOMEN'S STUDIES (POSTCOLONIAL THEORY) = SCRIPTURE

WHITE PRIVILEGE = ORIGINAL SIN

HOLDING CENTRE RIGHT/RIGHT WING VIEWS = HERETICS

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY BOARDS = THE SPANISH INQUISITION

CANCEL CULTURE = EX-COMMUNICATION

 

IT'S ONLY A QUESTION?

THE VIDEO ART 'WATERLOO'

HAS BEEN DEEMED TOO OUTRAGEOUS

FOR PUBLIC CONSIDERATION

BY THE M.F.A. FINE ART COURSE,

WIMBLEDON COLLEGE OF ARTS,

UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON.

IT HAS THEREFORE BEEN REMOVED.

DEAD TECHNOLOGY DISPLAY I

(and/or HELL IS A PLACE WITH NO HOPE)

ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY

THE CAKE AS A POLITICAL WEOPON AND THE N.P.C MEME