After a hard, frustrating week at the enamel factory, I had to take a few days off. I avoided logging onto my computer or answering my 'phones. I tried not to think about anything to do with art. If it hadn't been for a diligent assistant, I might have missed an email from Mark McGuinness, co-founder of Lateral Action, letting me know that he had just posted a long interview he had done with me on his site.
In many ways, this is a 'companion' piece to an interview I did with Hugh McLeod, of Gaping Void, just three months ago. It develops my argument (which risks becoming something of a manifesto) for artists' increased independence from the 'traditional' gallery system. It even takes its title from the new sub-title of this blog – Art Is War – to convey, in part, the rigour and commitment such independence demands to make it successful.I look forward to reading artists' and galleries' reactions to the interview, either at Lateral Action or here.