Fantastic Man

IMG_4322In Stockholm I kept seeing this magazine until finally I had to learn “who is this fantastic man?”

Jeremy Deller is an English artist.

Deller staged The Battle of Orgreave in 2001, bringing together almost 1,000 people in a public re-enactment of a violent confrontation from the 1984 Miners’ Strike.

Here’s a documentary about it, I only watched part of it but it was pretty riveting.

Around 56:00 is an example of Margaret Thatcher’s hypnotic, eerie radio voice.  I wonder why I haven’t read more about the importance or non-importance of radio in British politics at that time.  I guess because I’m really busy.



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