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Hold Your Ground

Butler, Brad and Mirza, Karen (2012) Hold Your Ground. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Butler, Brad and Mirza, Karen

Hold Your Ground is a companion piece to a larger film work by Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, scripted in conjunction with the author China Miéville. Inspired by the events of the Arab Spring, and triggered by the artists’ discovery in Cairo of a pamphlet of instructions for pro-democracy demonstrators, called ‘How to Protest Intelligently’, the piece dissects the ‘semantics’ of the crowd, and the resulting performative ‘speech act’. Conceived for the site at Canary Wharf, this work calls forth the struggle to turn ‘fugitive sounds’ into speech, addressing an audience predominantly in transit.

Other Contributors:
Other (script collaborator)Miéville, China
Additional Information (Publicly available):

For more information on the companion piece Deep Space, please see: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/5749/.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 2012
Related Websites: http://www.mirza-butler.net/index.php?/project/hold-your-ground/
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Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Jarman Award Nominee 2012 screening, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK3 November 20123 November 2012
The City in the City, Art on the Underground, Canary Wharf Station, London, UK26 April 201227 May 2012
Right to Refusal, Arnhem, Netherlands2 June 201226 August 2012
Mosireen, Cairo, Egypt20122012
Manifesta 9, Limburg, Belgium20122012
Measurements or Duration of item: 45 minutes
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 10:25
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2016 13:49
Item ID: 5752
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/5752

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