The YPG Gallery: Interruptions #5

    Location (with MAP): The YPG Gallery
    Date/Time: 10 May 2018. - 13 May 2018. 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Event: Exhibition - The YPG Gallery: Interruptions #5
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    Interruptions #5
    Matt Johnson

    The YPG Gallery,
    Open 11.00 am – 6.00 pm

    A photographic contrast to the nostalgia for historical protest movements and the foreclosure of any reasonable debate on contemporary activism within the control society. 

    Johnson offers a contrast to the nostalgia for historical protest movements and the foreclosure of any reasonable debate on contemporary activism within the control society. A long sequence of still images taken from witness footage filmed in London during the riots of August 2011 are interrupted by other image fragments relating to the attempted framing of the riots in the media. Johnson questions the autopositioning of the mediated terms and significance of these events, and the way that representation is always a redaction and a tidying of the messy, spontaneous performance of the everyday, whether that was protest in Paris 1968, Toxteth 1981, or London 2011.