Entries for 25th Jun 2020
There's currently a campaign for Bristol to honour Keith Tippett by naming their concert hall after him!
The statue represents a permanence of greatness. It isn't to be argued against, or interrogated. No history has to be written: "This person is great because this is here". This is a classic canonical or hegemonic perspective.
It is only when the statue is moved in some way, is made dynamic, dragged from stasis, where the history of the person is revealed.
History is never a state.