Bass, Slate and Spray Paint: On the Edge of, and within, Trespass
Keynote Presentation by Dr Lucy Finchett-Maddock
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In her keynote address for the symposium, artist and academic Lucy Finchett-Maddock explores the theme of rewilding through her voyage through the street art and graffiti made at sites of free parties and illegal raves. As she explains, these are environments that exist somewhere between the rustic and the civic, the rural and the urban – what we might call the ‘peri-urban’ – “where the city meets its bounds, the suburbs languish into the hedgerows, and the wilderness begins.” Through her photographs of the street art and graffiti painted during outdoor raves and parties, Lucy brings the sonic surfaces of these former rave sites back to vivid life, as urban-rural time-capsules.