Art is the struggle to be a human being. It's the moment that we are faced with a problem and have to be creative to solve it. Art is work, it's the labour of our existence. Everybody is an artist. https://www.patreon.com/RobMacDonald Therefore all the activities I do are connected to this struggle. The Capitalist system … Continue reading Support projects on Patreon,
The new series will be starting on Saturday 10th October. More info very soon. You will be able to watch on main podcast platforms. (we are just sorting that out links will be added) You can get podcast from this podcast platform now including all of series 1 https://outaspacearts.libsyn.com/ You can also get the podcast … Continue reading New series of Outa-Space podcast starts 10th October 2020
This is an Interview of Rob MacDonald by Greek Marxist newspaper Xekinima Original article in Greek During the BLM movement we saw the demolition of monuments of well-known slave traders and exploiters, such as the Statue of the slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol. What kind of symbolism does the act of demolishing these monuments … Continue reading Pulling down the statues of oppression.
An International arts and class struggle broadcast. Nobody can deny the world is in crisis. Socially, politically and environmentally things are being turned upside down. So what will the response of humanity be? Will we evolve or crash out? There are two important players in this game of humanity's future. One is the workers' movement … Continue reading Outa-space podcast station launched towards earth.
Today is Lenin's 150 birthday; I want to celebrate his unique role in the revolutionary socialist movement. That can only be done by attempting to understand the ideas he fought for. There are though more ways than one in grasping what he stood for and this is a story about that. 22/4/20 Background In October … Continue reading Happy Birthday Mr Lenin
A memorial project to Rob Windsor: An injury to one is an injury to all. I am really pleased to announce the start of a new community participation monument art project. The object of this project for me is very clear. It is to politicise the events around Coventry – City of Culture 2021 while … Continue reading Coventry 2021 – The City of Homelessness?
July- 2019, Stockholm - On July 8, 1973, in Uruguay, Walter Medina, 16 years old, was murdered by police. He was shot in the back when in protest he was painting "constitution popular" on a wall. Walter Medina was politically active, wrote poetry, and played theatre. Over five days in the streets of Stockholm Rob carved … Continue reading Murdered for Painting
Periphery is the centre started in May 2019 and is ongoing. It is a community art project to create participation monuments in Gothenburg, Sweden. The project is supported by Hyregastforeningen (tenant union). There are presently two connected projects running, one in Angered and other in Rannbergen, and maybe others in the future. Over 600 people … Continue reading Periphery is the Centre project takes off!
Solidarity Park started in May 2016 and is ongoing. This project is building a memorial monument to the International Brigadistas of the ship Ciudad de Barcelona that was sunk in the Spanish civil war. The project method is to have mass participation in the process of creating a memorial. over 1,000 local and international people have … Continue reading Solidarity Park enters next phase
Monuments are political Whether they are memorials to people or events at the core monuments, public art has a political message. Who has the power to erect these works controls that message and public spaces in general? It’s almost exclusively the rich, powerful and establishment that decide. In this political context the idea of community … Continue reading Why I want you to donate to community participation monuments.