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The Artist’s Notebook

Paul Watson’s notes on ongoing artwork, giving an insight into the creative process.

No one dreams of England’s future any more

By Paul Watson on .

No one seems to dream of England’s future any more, just its imagined past. When the post-modernists proclaimed (again) “the end of history” what they should have been announcing, in England at least, was the end of the future. The Conservatives have consistently sold a dream of the…

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Notes on re-enchantment as resistance in Deep England

By Paul Watson on .

Yesterday I posed a question on Twitter as a short thread that I’ll reformat here for easy reading: I’m trying to put together a vague explanation for the increased use—by artists (such as myself), writers, musicians, filmmakers, etc—of a particular view of Britain that is simultaneously…

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