From the Wellcome Collection’s 2011 exhibition Dirt: the filthy reality of everyday life , via Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 nominee Pieter Hugo’s images of Ghanaian refuse tips, to Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers (2010), filth is having its cultural moment. Filth has a wide range of material associations, including dirt, waste, rubbish, and the human body. Filth has moral connotations: of sexuality, but also in the context of political discourse. Filth is unstable and insidious; definitions of what constitutes filth are subjective and its boundaries are impossible to circumscribe.
How to Cite:
Haug, H. & Imber, K., (2012) “Call for papers: Filth”, Dandelion: Postgraduate Arts Journal and Research Network 3(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ddl.269