John O'Hare: site-responsive artworks & projects
The Road to Middle England
The Road to Middle England is an animation I am working on with Tom Phipps and is now in the latter stages of editing.
It aims to critique the assumption of politicians that we are all middle class, or should at least aspire to be middle class. The work explores the flipside to such ambitions and illusions from the perspective of those excluded from such ideological visions; those that are financially insecure, in unskilled work or unemployed.
The work aims to lend expression to themes of frustration, alienation and despair. It will illustrate living conditions that are common to many but rarely the central subject of an animated film, unless those conditions are somehow transcended.
The Rakes Progress has been a recurring subject that somehow encapsulates social mobility in England for artists and writers alike; it is with reference to this that I believe the work may strike a chord of familiarity, albeit subverted.
Compromised Collaborations: A Problem Shared...?
Proposals are being invited for a project examining the theme of collaboration and the difficulty it poses to the artistic integrity of those involved.
Proposals might take the form of part finished pieces, perhaps work the artist has been unable to fully resolve. Or it might be specifically created to pose problems and/or challenge or question us, your co-collaborators.
We will then complete the work on the piece which you have started. We envision the process to take place over the next 12 months. The collection of resulting collaborations will then be exhibited.
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