Studio STRIKE, London
Curated by studioSTRIKE and the Bread and Roses Film Festival to mark the centenary of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” textile workers strike
Part of a series of collective or site-specific exploration of poetics and politics of the everyday, promoting the importance of play to re-think the here and now
The studioSTRIKE | Bread and Roses Film Festival marked the centenary of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” textile workers strike. The centenary of the 1912 strikes created a window of opportunity to interrogate through film depictions and representations of capitalism, workers’ rights particularly female worker’s rights, strikes, social activism and immigration, debates and issues that are very much alive, if not the defining topics, of 2012.
Taking inspiration from an extensive photo archive of strikes projected on screen, participants discussed various tools and choreographies of protest before exploring their own subjects of discontent through the production of slogans, posters and banners.
A few that got involved; charles sawier, paula roush, sharafedi bozorgmehr, yamen badin, bruce wuilloud.
JUNGLE FEVER (wish you were here)
was initiated in 2011, originally as an attempt to reclaim Leisure and Tourism, by subverting the strategies of their consumption for collective explorations of personal borders, as if they were exotic or unchartered territory. The project has evolved in response to what fellow junglers contributed along the way. We are now concerned with a broader engagement with the everyday, advocating a creative and playful rather than a passive or consuming attitude.
It is inspired by Rober Filliou insightful words: “ Leisure will have an important role in society. .. The role of the artist is to promote the creative use of leisure and creativity as a way of life, but also as a weapon against alienation” (Teaching and learning as performing art, 1970.)