Double-Tracking

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Double-Tracking

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Comprising personal essays, fiction and art criticism, this is a merciless yet hilarious satire of the middle classes.

Tom Wolfe coined the term ‘double-tracker’ as a way of describing the duplicitous character of the successful artist: to double-track is to be both bohemian and establishment, rich and poor, an ingénue and an initiate of high-culture. Today, double-tracking is a full-blown commonplace of the middle-classes. From pink-washing to poverty chic, it enables the privileged to see themselves as they would like to be seen, allowing those with the financial resources the cultural benefits of leaning left with the economic benefits of leaning right.

October 2019

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Rosanna McLaughlin is a writer and curator based in London. Her work has been published in Frieze magazine, Artsy, The White Review and BOMB. She was shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize, 2016. Between 2011–2013 she co-ran Hobbs Mclaughlin Gallery. She is the arts editor at The White Review.