Towerhamlets3 2013
Talks & Seminars

Artist talk: Chris Alton at Studio KIND.

Join Chris Alton as he dis­cuss­es his solo exhi­bi­tion at Stu­dio KIND. and his anti-fas­cist pro-dis­co group, Eng­lish Dis­co Lovers.

Chris Alton is an artist and curator, who grew up in Braunton, North Devon. His work addresses the interconnected nature of prevailing social, political, economic and environmental conditions. In 2012 he founded English Disco Lovers (EDL), an anti-facist, pro-disco group, which looked to reclaim the EDL acronym of the English Defence League. Other recent projects include a video essay on the trident as a cypher for colonial intent, and a typeface based on the silhouettes of migratory birds. Englishness is a Moving Target brings together a selection of old and new work produced over the last 9 years.

‘The English Disco Lovers' deployment of wit and fun as weapons against belligerent xenophobia is a fine tribute to disco's subversive utopian vision.’ Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, Feb 2013

Supported by CAMP Plymouth and Arts Council England

Studio KIND. is a not-for-profit contemporary art space in Braunton, North Devon.