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Thread #138058   Message #3159719
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
24-May-11 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: British Folk Art
Subject: RE: British Folk Art
Personally, we might not see the need for Folk, but there you are - it's there, music, image & all in it's post-modern glory. We were in Tate Liverpool the other day and we saw a book of Folk Art images (with CD clips) of pure graphic design; nothing alarming there - it's all part & parcel of what Folk has become over the last 50 odd years & what it now means with respect of culture as a whole. This is something I've lived with all my life (b. 1961 & still an awkward 49) - I find it alarming that anyone would find the need to be in any way radical in a Folk context, or even believe that such a thing was possible; Folk is the very antithesis of radical; radical is anathematic to Folk, and yet Folk continues to be embarrassed by its own image (as am I but only when morris dancers blacken up...) - unlike Elvis Impersonators, Punks, Goths, Emos who are justly proud to be exactly what they are. Be Folk - be Glad!