SPELA SHORELINE - en diskursteoretisk undersökning av minnesmonumentet över Broder Daniel
This essay aims to investigate the conditions of public art in a contemporary discourseanalysis based on medial sources and social networks, concerning the anonymous citizeninitiative “The Shorelinestone”, also known as the memorial monument of the indieband Broder Daniel. With Roland Barthes Semiotics and Chantal & Mouffe's Discoursetheory, I examine the articulations of different discourses in the field, forming an antagonism eventually illustrating the conditions of public art today. With the Shorelinemonument as a floating signifier, I discuss themes such as vandalism and activism, in the construction of the concepts Guerilla-art and Citizen-initiatives in the public artdiscourse. With a purpose to illustrate the democratic complexity of artworks such as the Shorelinemonument, I also pay attention to questions of popular movement and massmedial public space.