Private Deck

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Private Deck charters the privatisation of 52 former UK state-owned firms.

Since the late 1970s there has been an increasing push towards “laissez-faire” capitalism and liberal economic policies, with privatisation mandates leaving a wide range of industries, from housing to nuclear research, exposed to market forces.


You can see Private Deck and the entirety of the project (including installations, a further publication and the 3D printer in action) at Light Eye Mind gallery from Friday 14th – Saturday 29th November. More info to follow soon.

Private Deck is part of Dead Cat Bounce* a social art project aimed at encouraging active economic awareness.

*In finance, a dead cat bounce is a small, temporary recovery in the price of a declining stock. 

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This project is supported through a MEAD Scholarship awarded by University of the Arts London.

London Radical Bookfair & Alternative Press Takeover 2014


A date to put in the diary.

Originally posted on London Radical Bookfair 2014:


We are very happy to announce the date of the 2014 London Radical Bookfair. This year we are joining forces with the Alternative Press Fair and taking over all 3 floors of the Bishopsgate Institute. What’s more the Bishopsgate Institute are also hosting a series of political talks in the run up to the bookfair. There’ll be lots of announcements to come, but in the meantime put the date firmly in your diary, and we look forward to seeing you there.

If you are a radical bookseller or publisher and would like a stall please contact Nik at Housmans Bookshop by email nik[at]

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New Work: The Subway Man

4. The Subway Man Alice Woods

I actually saw a man wearing these trousers on the subway in NY. I felt I should recreate them as best I could.

Whether it was a bold statement of patriotism, a sort of ‘fuck you America’, or merely a convenient way of avoiding mending a broken zipper, we shall never know.

He took the decision to sew an American eagle flying before an American flag over his crotch. Perhaps that is all we need to know.

5. The Subway Man (Detail) Alice Woods

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New Work: Pink Sheets

1. Pink Sheets (Front On) Alice Woods


2. Pink Sheets (Floor) Alice Woods


3. Pink Sheets (Zoom In) Alice Woods


Pink Sheets (Side On) Alice Woods


Pink Sheets (Floor 2) Alice Woods


Pink Sheets (Close-Up 1) Alice Woods

* The title Pink Sheets refers to stock quotations that are not listed on a national or major exchange. These over-the-counter stocks are highly volatile and vulnerable to scams involving illegitimate shell companies and pump and dump schemes.


All images © Alice Woods