Dick Hebdige has published extensively on popular culture, media and critical theory and contemporary art, music and design. He is the author of three seminal books on art and popular culture: Subculture: The Meaning of Style (Methuen, 1979); Cut 'n' Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music (Methuen, 1987); and Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things (Routledge, Methuen, 1988). Hebdige is a professor in the Art and Film & Media Studies Departments at UC-Santa Barbara and is the Director of the University of California institute for Research in the Arts Desert Studies Project, an arts-based research and teaching program centered on California's Mojave and Sonoran deserts.
After Benning, after Math: 12, 13 and counting…. by Dick Hebdige
Off the grid and out of time, artist/filmmaker James Benning constructed two facsimile cabins in the High Sierras: Ted Kaczynski’s former home in Montana and Henry David Thoreau’s retreat at Walden Pond, both poignant replicas of independent American vernacular architecture.
Reeling in Utah: The Travel Log Trilogy by Dick Hebdige
While I was an actor in the five-day road-trip piece documented below I played no part either in choosing the destinations, planning the route or operating the vehicle. the road-trip piece was composed, choreographed and directed by JB as a 'film-with- no-film' commissioned by Afterall for the purposes of this documentation (with gas, motel and restaurant receipts retained for reimbursement). The intent was for JB to structure an experience framed by an itinerary linking sites that feature in a number of his works.