Call for papers: Filth

Authors: Hallvard Haug (Birkbeck, University of London) , Kirstie Imber (Birkbeck, University of London)

  • Call for papers: Filth


    Call for papers: Filth

    Authors: ,


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:



Published on
26 Feb 2012
Peer Reviewed