John O'Hare: site-responsive artworks & projects
The Road to Middle England
The Road to Middle England is an animation I have written and drawn up and I am collaborating on the animating/editing with Tom Phipps. It is now in its final stages.
The animation parodies the English obsession with social mobility. Politicians often proclaim that the masses are either already middle class or aspiring towards that status at the very least.
The film explores the ideology of social progression from the perspective of those that are financially insecure, in unskilled work or unemployed. The story follows an unnamed jobseeker, faced with a mandatory work trial to continue his entitlement to social welfare.
A dystopian nightmare unfolds as humiliation becomes a necessary experience of class progression.
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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Contact: John O'Hare freespaceprojects (at) gmail (dot) com