The Fair

BUTLER, Rose (2014). The Fair. [Video]
Creators:BUTLER, Rose
Abstract:The rotating arm of a fairground ride appearing and then disappearing behind old industrial buildings and the John Lewis department store is filmed from the quiet edges of a city centre car park. As the arm rotates we hear the people on the ride screaming. The film evokes questions of escape, control, immersion and complicity.
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Additional Information:The winter of 2013-14 will be remembered by the worst storms to affect Britain since records began; homes damaged, lives lost and continual electrical black-outs leaving many without access to essential services. As images of flooded villages and submerged cars spilled across news networks around the globe, the British Government’s emergency response committee COBRA convened in Whitehall. Over the next three months COBRA would meet over thirty times, chaired by a number of different politicians. During this same period COBRA RES invited a selection of artists, filmmakers and writers to respond to the ‘emergency event’ or the existence of the COBRA committee itself. This publication and DVD, bring together those film and text based responses. Curated by Theo Price and Samuel Stevens.
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018:Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Date:27 March 2014
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Event Location:Bloc Project Space, Sheffield
ID Code:10379
Deposited By: Rose Butler
Deposited On:24 Jun 2015 13:00
Last Modified:18 Mar 2021 18:45
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