The Battle of Orgreave

The Battle of Orgreave – Jeremy Deller

During the re-enactment of the 1984 miner strike the original strikers became actors in “historical” play, were they, with about 800 historical re-enactors and 200 former miners who had been part of the original conflict staged the battle that occurred within living memory.

Medium: re-enactment Date: 15 June 2001 – 17 June 2001 Location: Orgreave, Yorkshire (UK) Commissioned for: Artangel

In the Near Future

In the Near Future – Sharon Hayes

The piece, the Near Future is a 13 projector, 35 mm slide installation build from a series of iterations of actions that took place at locations of current or historic public speech or protest – Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Vienna, Warsaw – from 2005 to 2009. The actions involve the artist holding protest signs. The slogans on the protest signs are from past protests. 

Medium: performance based/multiple-slide-projection installation with 13 actions, 13 projections and 1,053 35mm slides Date: 2009