Humdrum Town (Canute’s Waves)
Industry of the Ordinary
Opening Saturday September 24 from 7-10pm
September 24 – October 21, 2016
As English artists living in America, Industry of the Ordinary have lived and worked in both countries for some time. Recently the rise of patriotism, intolerance, xenophobia and hysteria has affected communities on both sides of the Atlantic. The candidacy of Donald Trump and the very recent ‘Brexit’ vote in Britain to leave the European Union are the most obvious examples of this. It is becoming acceptable to express intolerant and racist views as politicians have created a celebrity racist class to afford cover for these opinions and their public expression.
Industry of the Ordinary are currently working in England and are in the process of completing a video and audio installation that confronts the feelings of claustrophobia and dread that have engulfed large swathes of the populations of both Britain and America. We propose to show this work, in an expanded form, at Antena, incorporating material gathered and produced on both sides of the Atlantic.