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Worker's Maypole

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2018

Abstract

Worker's Maypole Greys Monument Newcastle Exhibitions & Presentations Great Exhibition of the North Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Dates June 2018 – Nov 2018 The Workers Maypole is practice led research into ways in which a temporary public sculpture can re-frame perceptions of an existing historic monument and re-activate questions and discussions about what shared values and ideas we choose to remember and commemorate within a civic space through public sculpture. Workers Maypole extends ongoing/existing collaborative practice led research by Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich (Neil Bromwich, Newcastle Univerity) into the use of mythical archetypes in socialist imagery of the 1920’s within participatory practice, performance and public sculpture. Exploring the ways in which this imagery can be used to shift audiences perceptions of public space thereby opening up questions and dialogue around dominant social ideologies as to what constitutes labour and who profits from it. 2018 Primary research commissioned by Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art for The Great Exhibition of the North funding £30,000

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