“The idea of a shared reality I think is totally false, but what’s happened now with the development of social media is the ability for people to share the fact that they don’t have the same shared reality,” says writer Huw Lemmey, on ideas of mediated post-truth culture. “I don’t think there’s been a reality collapse, I think people have always lived on different planets.” Speaking with associate editor Jared Davis on topics of history, embodiment and mediation for AQNB’s bi-monthly Artist Statement podcast, this latest episode with Lemmey is available exclusively to subscribers of our Patreon.
Having relocated from the UK to Barcelona, Huw is the author of novels including Unknown Language via Ignota Books, Red Tory: My Corbyn Chemsex Hell from Montez Press, and a prolific critic having written for the Guardian, Frieze, Flash Art as well as his regular essay series on the Substack platform, Utopian Drivel. His work cast a critical and at times satirical eye on topics from politics to belief systems, gay culture to psychotropic drugs.
The Body Politic is the latest in our Artist Statement podcast series, with past episodes featuring Akinola Davies Jr, Margaret Haines, Lucrecia Dalt, Legacy Russell and more. The full episode is accessible to our subscribers right now on Patreon. Sign up now: www.patreon.com/aqnb.**