LAST EDITED ON 13-07-02 AT 11:08 AM (GMT)
In a week when I had to apply and pay to park in my own street, and when there were threats of charges for postal deliveries and rubbish collection, I noticed that the government had also been spending my money on this at London Arts:
"What was the first piece of art that you remember?
What is art to you? Jordan Baseman spent three weeks at London Arts in March 2001, finding out the answers. I Love L.A. is a video piece exploring the private disclosures of a public funding body, revealing an intimate and personal relationship between the individuals within LA and the art-world beyond it." (http://www.arts.org.uk/directory/regions/london/Jordan_Baseman/jordan.html)
So, I pay taxes to help set up an arts funding body, which then gives money to someone to make a video about life within that arts funding body.
The old fogey in me suspects that this is what happens when arts graduates who are disappointed that they've ended up typing for a living try to make their jobs meaningful. Does anyone want to join me in protesting against this waste of public money?
If you'd like to know more about Jordan Baseman's work, see this link, too: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/art/hygiene/baseman.html