John Reardon is artist in residence in the Politics Department where he supports all practice-based work on the MA Art & Politics course.
Reardon’s work is shaped by what constitutes a public practice? By the conditions through which work becomes public and by how it behaves under these conditions.
Provisionally titled Queering Public Space - Heterogeneity, heteroglossia and multiplicity – the rematerialisation of the public sphere, Reardon’s research works through material, performative and discursive processes to explore how public art can be made more relevant to the concerns of the 21st century by rethinking “public space as a public sphere-an arena in which citizens engage in political activity-and (…) public art as work that enters or helps create such a space.” (Deutsche, EVICTIONS, Art and Spatial Politics, MIT Press, 1996).
Reardon makes single and co-authored work, work under a shared name or title, as well as anonymous work. His work is formed by a precarious kind of materiality or vernacular that is both abject and irresistibly appealing
Monument for a Dead Parrot public sculpture - Greenwich London
Reardon, John. 2009. Monument for a Dead Parrot public sculpture - Greenwich London.