The Revolution of Revulsion
Vivienne Westwood waves from the steps
Psychopaths and sudden darkness
Free Verse (90), by Minnie Stacey, January 2012
The context of The Revolution of Revulsion is the extract from a Vivienne Westwood interview below. The poem is about occupation in general, with undercurrents of the plight of Palestinians in 'occupied territory', and 'gazes' and 'plaza' with their subtext of Gaza.
Last month she lent her support to the Occupy demonstrators outside St Paul's. When she was there she told anyone who would listen that they should go to London's art galleries to become freedom fighters against capitalism, consumerism and philistinism. Why? "It's to do with consumption – if you go to an art gallery you're putting in, not just sucking up. Propaganda can be resisted by loving art."
Extract from Guardian Interview with Vivienne Westwood 03.12.11
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