Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Monday, 3 March 2014

EMVAN and Jeremy Deller exhibition

Today, I went to Nottingham to go for "Meet The Curators" EMVAN event, and then to see Jeremy Deller's touring exhibition "All That Is Solid Melts Into Air" at the castle. 

I did not have a day off. It cost me £5.50 to get in the castle, plus £11 train fare.

Hello, Today you have day off Jeremy Deller, 2013
Fabric banner made by Ed Hall

This phrase was recently sent as a text message to a zero hours worker telling him that his labour would not be required that day. Courtesy the artist.

The Happy Mondays Ian Tilton 1987
 Black-and-white photographic print

In 1987 Ian Tilton spent the day taking publicity shots of the Happy Mondays. During this he not only documented a new band in the making, but also a changing Salford, as it moved from an industrial economy to a leisure one.

Projected video, approx 16 minutes

In this film, various members of the public including those on zero hours contracts read accounts of life and work during the industrial revolution, a pop video is made for a Victorian Sci-fi broadside illustrated with home movie footage from 1973, and a new soundtrack accompanies some archive film from Oldham.