This is only a first and very incomplete list of people doing interesting work on/around the London Olympics. It will be updated.
See Studio, a new gallery space in Hackney Wick, run by Daren Ellis and committed to exhibiting works critical with the Olympics.
Hilary Powell, artist. Hilary’s been involved in a number of projects dealing with the impact of the Olympics on Hackney Wick and the Lower Lee Valley since 2007. We are currently working together on a book documenting critical responses to London 2012, to be published by Myrdle Court Press in Spring 2012.
Giles Price, photographer. His ongoing project ‘Macroscopic Olympiad’ documents, through aerial photography, the colossal transformation of East London linked to the construction of the Olympic Park.
Iain Sinclair, writer. His latest book, ‘Ghost Milk’, closes in on the mega-event and its discontents.
Chris Dorley-Brown has been photographing the changing space of Hackney since the 1980s. His work also engages with archive images in order to construct a long-term perspective on the transformation of East London.
Stephen Gill, photographer. Gill’s personal involvement with the area has been translated into a series of projects documenting disappearances and fading memories. See ‘Buried’, ‘Archaeology in Reverse’, ‘Hackney Flowers’.
Alessandra Chilá, photographer. Her ‘Olympian Visions’ project combines portraits and topographic images in a precise representation of everyday life in the Lee Valley.
Fantich & Young, artists. Their piece ‘Double Games: Red in Tooth and Claw’ offers a radical take on sport competition, which mirrors the violence of the transformation of the area brought about by the Olympics.
Savage Messiah. Laura Oldfield Ford’s cut-up zine is a cacophonic symphony of London’s repressed and militant voices, both threatened and threatening.
Gesche Würfel, photographer. Her series Go for Gold! (2006-ongoing) explores the transformation of the Lower Lee Valley through landscape photography.