Art e-Fact 84: Jeremy Deller

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London born artist Jeremy Deller makes installation, video and performance art. He is particularly interested in the notion of art as communication. One of his best known works is a re-creation of a violent conflict between miners and police which took place during the 1984 miners strike titled The Battle of Orgreave (2001). The re-creation which was something akin to that of a battle re-enactment societies involved ex-miners and police officers who had participated in the original strike. Unlike the original battle the re-enactment was a much more congenial encounter.

Deller went on to win the Turner Prize in 2004 for his installation Memory Bucket (2003) a documentary about Crawford, Texas the hometown of George W Bush and the siege in nearby Waco.

http://www.historicalfilmservices.mysite1952.co.uk/orgreave.htm

http://www.jeremydeller.org/

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