Consuming Culture podcast by Cat McShane
Season 1, Ep. 4
Why did visual artist Owen Parry become embroiled in the world of One Direction's most ardent fans? Why are fans unassuming figures for revolution and revolt?
The conversation traverses the subversive "Curtain Fic" of One Direction's fantasy romantic pairing Larry Stylinson to how fan production drove the internet, and we both go right back into our teenage years, naming those important pieces of pop culture we were fans of in order to create our emerging identities.
This is where Owen's continued sense of desire and excitement for the "new" stems from, and he reveals how fandom has been generative for his own practice, reigniting a lost passion for his art.