Uneven Development 2015
The installation presents four moving image works including two large text banners. Inspired by Karl Marx’s critique of capitalism the individual films in the installation highlight historical events and iconic locations that symbolize past ideologies and national identity. Creating a durational shift between then and now the works explore the circulatory nature of historical narratives and their reinterpretation in contemporary contexts. Each film focuses on one historically important location. Be it ruin or memorial, each singular site is also inscribed by notions of place in the contemporary context. Everyday public interactions, such as leisure activities as well as special events taking place at these sites embed the past into the living memory of the present thus follow a desire for continuum yet also point towards the ruptures of the past.
Curated by Naomi Siderfin and commissioned by Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall London for the exhibition: Harnessing the Wind.