Mark Hurrell

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Weeknote 9 – 10

I feel the pain in my city wherever I go
Three hundred fourteen soldiers died in Iraq
Five hundred and nine died in Chicago

Kanye West and Jay-Z, Murder to Excellence

It wasn’t just the music but the medium — the secrecy and paranoia, samizdat and paraphernalia — that made buying into Depeche Mode under late-socialism feel revolutionary.

As the climate crisis debunks the illusion of a limitless capitalism, what might a modern parallel to Depechemania look like — an artist at once anti-establishment and astonishingly popular, able to deal an existential blow to the ruling ideology?

Jazz Monroe, What Depeche Mode’s Seduction of Eastern Europe Can Teach Us About Late Capitalism

  1. Me appreciating the UVA work (photo by Matt Sheret) 

  2. Cedric Mizero, A New Life in the Village 

  3. Patrick Staff at the Serpentine 

  4. a Revolution through Books, Iran 1979-1983 

  5. Kanye West, Follow God video 

  6. Kanye West, Follow God video 

  7. Kanye West, Follow God end text 

  8. Forensic Architecture rendering of Mark Duggan being murdered by london police 

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