|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
|Group or Collective Creators:||Citizen Artists Team|
On Saturday 26th a team of Citizen Artists (Daphne Plessner, Sophia Selby, Rahel Zoller, Nancy Fleischauer, Kristine Bumeister, Parastow Miri and friends Richard, Jonathon Wright and Calum) launched a moving exhibition called the ’Citizen Artist Mobile Armband Exhibiton’ during the TUC rally in collaboration with the Save Our Placards! collective. Daphne Plessner was the lead artist in the exhibition.
The exhibition consisted of 120 unique armbands carrying protest slogans generated by an online ’sloganizer’. The purpose was to circumvent a gallery or museum environment and instead embed an art exhibition within a live political event, transmuting the exhibition as an object in itself, or an arena for the display of objects, into a mobile and transient event. The political rally itself was seen of as an expanded exhibition space ripe for intervention.
|Additional Information (Publicly available):||
Save Our Placards! Project in a nutshell… At the TUC anti-cuts demonstration on 26 March, the Save Our Placards! team will be asking people on the demonstration to donate items to the Museum of London, either on the day or at a separate event at the Museum on 2 April. In essence, those on the march will decide how it is remembered providing material to the demonstrators to create a mobile exhibition in the march. Placards will use images from past London protests, e.g. Suffragettes, Poll Tax demonstrations, and the main man himself PROTEIN MAN.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||citizen artist, contemporary art practice, socio-politics and art, armbands, save our placards, protest lifestyle|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication|
|Date:||26 March 2011|
|Related Websites:||http://www.plessner.co.uk/citizenartist/?page_id=242, http://www.plessner.co.uk/citizenartist/|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011), The ’Citizen Artist Armbands’ mobile exhibition is in collaboration with the Save Our Placards! collective– a project run by MA Goldsmith’s students (Guy Atkins and others) and the Museum of London.|
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|Material/Media:||digitally printed fabric armbands|
|Date Deposited:||02 Nov 2011 14:27|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 20:58|
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