'Disgust can be so engrossing': fourth plinth artist Heather Phillipson

Culture The Guardian

She once turned a tube platform into a protest against the torture of eggs. Now she is putting a giant dollop of whipped cream in Trafalgar Square. The DJ, poet, musician and artist explains why ‘Thank God,” emails the artist Heather Phillipson after our interview, “art is one environment where it’s OK to be a weirdo.” She’s not just talking about the giant swirl of cherry-topped, fly-infested fake whipped cream she’s poised to install on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth in London later this month, but her whole artistic practice. She explains that she was “partially raised by border collies, …

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