Giles Price is a British artist
Episode 359: Giles Price is a British artist with an incredible backstory that we discussed throughout the episode. Loose Joints published his excellent book Restricted Residence.
Giles’s backstory is unique. A somewhat rebellious child, the artist applied for the military early in his mid-teens. The experience found him heading to Afghanistan and being exposed to some pretty horrendous chemicals, which would, in turn, test his health heavily, and it continues to this day. Giles’s backstory is pretty intense, and it informs quite a bit of his work today, which is a critique of, amongst other things, war, the military-industrial complex, and photography and its place in the hierarchy of power structures determined by state apparatus and use.
During the episode, we discussed all of this and his incredible book Restricted Residence, which explores radioactivity in post-Tsunami Japan. Since the work was done before Covid, one cannot help but see some similar correlatives within the work, and Giles took the time to speak widely on the work. Please Tune In for this! It is a hell of a story.