Here Comes Everybody sets the rules in its title. Corporate architects are having a heyday with their gherkins, shards and toasters and turds. kennardphillipps collapse the towers of capital into the people’s landscape, biting at hierarchy with the stuff of their dustbin. Exhibition and Action, Stills gallery and St James’ Centre.
Free Admission | two sites, Stills gallery and St James’ Shopping Centre
Opening Times: 10am-6pm
Dates: 1st Aug – 31st Aug (War On War Room)
1st Aug – 25th Oct (Stills)
Here Comes Everybody is an exhibition of work by kennardphillipps and the community groups of Edinburgh.
Through the creation of a ‘cauldron’ of photographic imagery comprised of photomontage, digital prints and found newspapers, the artists will explore ideas around image consumption, production and camera surveillance, highlighting what they describe as the ‘cause and effect’ of a range of global issues such as financial austerity, climate change, disease and war.
kennardphillipps show their work in public spaces of all kinds ranging from the street, museums, galleries, newspapers, magazines and the internet. Here Comes Everybody will be accompanied by the War on War Room, an installation and work space sited within the St James shopping centre. During August, work produced by Edinburgh’s community groups in the War on War Room will be fed into the exhibition at Stills. These new works from multiple perspectives will be integrated into the artists’ original installation.
kennardphillipps believe that finding visual forms of expression through mashing up existing photographs and scanning personal material is a way for people to combat the inequalities in society: “The people have the knowledge, we bring the means of production.”
New work for the exhibition has been co-commissioned by Stills and a/political, London.
OOr watch the film HERE
Within an environment of burnt walls with images connecting big finance with war the artists kennardphillipps construct images in a performance that uses the sounds of war, big industry; explosions of open caste mining, rapid fire artillery, and the sounds of resistance in everyday street life. They make an intervention in their own artists’ talk cutting from a formal talk about their work in response to the invasion of Iraq and British anti-war protest into a demonstration of action.
“ We tear at the serried ranks of share price listings in newspapers to reveal the victims of traded profit. We tear up the pages of our mediated experience and reveal the struggle going on underneath. This is a work of disrespect to the way things are.”
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