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Dows bar (upstairs) 3-5pm Saturday 15th November
Dundas St. Glasgow G1 2AH - adjacent Queen St. Station

Panel DISCUSSION with: Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, Jaron Rowan, Anthony Davies, Marina Vishmidt, Leigh French, Daniel Jewesbury

Does private-public funding and management of culture mark the death of institutional and critical autonomy? Is direct censorship an anomaly, the most visible form of a wider constriction of cultural freedom, or the shape of cultural policy to come?

Following on from the Mute-organised discussion, Variant continue the exploration of the perils and opportunities for critical cultural activity in neoliberalising institutions.

followed by 5.30pm SCREENING of:


René Viénet’s outrageously refashioned kung fu flick. A brilliant, acerbic and riotous critique of the failure of socialism where martial artists counter ideological blows with theoretical thrusts.


RIB stall : Glasgow's Radical Independent Bookfair project... helping to fill the gap left by the lack of alternative bookshops, radical events and platforms for imaginative and independent voices in our city.

mini-BrothMix : chilli / curry / bread
If you'd like to contribute organic locally grown veg or to help cook-up some snacks, please get in touch:

Feral Trade Coffee from El Salvador will be available. Feral Trade is trading goods over social networks.

For further information, please contact Variant:
t. 0141 333 9522

Event is part of Moot-Points : Exercise in Self-Organisation, Discourse and Collaboration. Transmission Gallery, November 2008.
For details of other Moot-Points events, screenings and associated publications, please see:


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