It was hung, controversially, in the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Do you remember? Exhibit by Jamie Wagg. Mothercare. Bootle Shopping Centre. Liverpool. A tiny figure, hand in hand with a bigger boy, is led away from the camera. Another boy, hands nonchalantly in his jeans’ pockets, strides ahead. We know it now as the start of a journey which ended with the little boy’s death. Mothercare; mother’s loss; irreconcilable irony.
Several weeks ago, I was sitting with other convicts in a smoky television room in a prison in the southwest of England. We were watching, for the umpteenth time, Tarantino’s seminal…
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