Monday, June 01, 2009
Stumbled across this interesting article about King Mob by Hari Kunzru in Tate magazine. Kunzru writes about how King Mob developed "an interest in the disruptive anti-art potential of Dada and Surrealism and a hard-edged politics partly derived from nineteenth-century Russian Nihilism. In texts such as Pisarev’s The Destruction of Aesthetics, they found fundamental questions being asked about value, politics and the (lack of ) social function of art."
Well worth reading the rest of the article here
Although it's unclear what became of King Mob there is an audiobook version of Iain Sinclair's Downriver released by a label using the King Mob moniker.