Fantastic ManPosted: December 2, 2013 Filed under: art history Leave a comment
In 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.