Tweet-Me-Up! @ Tate Oil Tanks
Highly acclaimed artist and author Tracey Moberly as part of the Tate Modern’s new Oil Tanks space is organising a mass participation evolving digital exhibition and sound installation. Work for the Tracey Moberly: Tweet-Me-Up! performance this Friday has being submitted from countries across the world from Eastern Siberia to Uzbekistan – New Jersey to Trinidad. It will be shown on four projectors in Tate Modern’s new Tanks space.
The common theme is the focus on subcultures/countercultures and the underground movement which supports them. The day highlights and marks International Day Against Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence Based on Musical Preferences, Lifestyle and Dress Code which takes place on the Friday 24th August. The date is highlighted by the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
The work I have submitted is from a long term project working with the traveller community at Dale Farm in the years leading up to and beyond their eviction by Basildon Council. They waged a powerful, lengthy battle through the courts to defend a way of life and their community against what was seen by many as ethnic cleansing.
Image: Bridesmaids get ready for the wedding of Irish travellers Nora Quilligan and Danny Sheridan from Dale Farm who are getting married ahead of the site eviction. UN Human Rights Day. Basildon, Essex 10.12.08
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