The World Transformed
On the brink of the next industrial revolution of robotic technologies and artificial intelligence, the conditions of our professional and domestic labour will be subject to automation on an unprecedented scale. Manchester-based family art collective UNIT will assemble a group of child activists who, although frozen in time, will put forward a series of demands from the pragmatic to the utopian, reworking traditional protest slogans for a post-work future.
Also featuring: David Harvey / Ken Loach / Nina Power / Paul Mason / George Monbiot / Naomi Klein / David Graeber / Jeremy Corbyn / Russell Brand / Mark Thomas / Artists4Corbyn
The World Transformed, Brighton, 22-26 September 2017
Artists For Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn emerged out of the 2017 UK General Election as a one-man catalyst for radical political change, galvanising a movement which had seemed unthinkable only weeks before. He was the subject of a smear campaign by the right-wing media which desperately attempted to link him falsely with Islamic and IRA terrorism. The mainstream left-wing media, threatened by his more radical socialist ideas, attempted to discredit him as weak and lacking in leadership skills. Even amongst the Labour Party many MPs attempted to topple him from within, completely ignoring the huge swell of support growing amongst party members. Inspired by grime musicians speaking out on Twitter in support of Corbyn, we worked with a group of artist friends from Liverpool to give a voice to artists and cultural workers wishing to show their support and defy the anti-Corbyn hegemony. In May/June 2017 Artists For Corbyn formed around an 'open letter' on change.org which asked supporters to add their name and share the letter. After a week online the letter had nearly 2500 supporters; all of these names were written up at an event outside Liverpool Museum on a 22sqm banner which then went on tour of a number of marginal seats in the North West of England and 'banner dropped' at a number of key campaigning locations. Photo by Mark Loudon. See #Artists4Corbyn