This time of unrest and uncertainty has given further the rise to considering new alternatives to the structures that serve as the platform in dealing with matters of public concern. U-turn after U-turn, eviction law, student grades, free school meals and PPE many other social and public issues have seen a rise in action by ‘the public’. This rise in public action taken against the systems has evoked a new layer of alternate forms of public expression and discourse when addressing ‘matters of concern’.
This audio-visual graphic work focuses on the literal and abstract nature of the ‘U-turn’ it’s uses and place within the creative process and how the ‘U-turn’ can be seen as a result of an action of protest and ultimate move to a new front. The piece is an amalgamation of captured speeches, quotes and live audio recordings from politicians. The piece questions the U-turn as a state, what does being in a structured landscape mean and how do the places we find ourselves in, imprint our body and consciousness.
The audio was kindly provided by Amos Cochran.
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