In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic and shutting down of much of the UK's cultural life, we have decided to bring you a series of interviews with contemporary artists, writers, filmmakers and other cultural figures, conducted via Skype (so apologies for the diminished audio quality), about their practices, the political issues that inspire them and the socio-economic conditions that have shaped their work.In the fourteenth of these Sessions, Juliet talks to English conceptual, video and installation artist Jeremy Deller, who was born in London in 1966. They discussed Deller’s documentary Everybody in the Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 (2019), commissioned by Frieze and shown on BBC Four; ideas around collective joy and acid communism, as well as young people’s access to culture and the music heritage industry; his film with Nick Abrahams about Depeche Mode fans; his Battle of Orgreave (2001), which recreated a pivotal confrontation during the miners’ strike of 1984-85, and helped Deller to win the Turner Prize in 2004; Deller’s poster campaigns for the 2017 General Election and in support of immigrants during the Covid-19 crisis; and what the culture and higher education sectors might look like in the wake of the pandemic.A full list of references for the programme, with links, can be found via our Patreon at www.patreon.com/suite212, and are available to $3 subscribers.
Jeremy Deller is one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, best known for his works We’re Here Because We’re Here and The Battle of Orgreave. Mostly collaborative, his work spans music, documentaries, posters, installations and historical re-enactments. From convincing a brass band to cover techno music for his Acid Brass project, to touring a bombed car from the Iraq War around the US, his work encompasses politics, history and social anthropology. His latest projects include Everybody in the Place, a BBC4 documentary exploring rave culture, and Putin’s Happy, a short film following pro- and anti-Brexit protestors in Parliament Square 2019. Deller won the Turner Prize in 2004 and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2013. He joins Tom Sutcliffe to discuss his career and how he is producing art during the lockdown.Main image: Jeremy DellerImage credit: Jeremy DellerPresenter: Tom SutcliffeProducer: Lucy Wai
Terry Gilliam, Samantha Strauss, Risk in art: Jeremy Deller, Picasso and Paper exhibition
It's taken 25 years and several false starts but Terry Gilliam has at last succeeded in bringing his version of Don Quixote to the big screen. The director discusses his jinxed project, now that he has completed The Man who Killed Don Quixote, which stars Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce.Samantha Strauss, creator of the hit Australian teen drama series Dance Academy, talks to John Wilson about her new drama series The End starring Harriet Walter and Francis O’Connor which uses dark humour to tell the story of a family’s struggle with assisted dying and the nature of choice. Front Row's Risk season continues. We’re talking to figures across the arts about their greatest career risks. Tonight, artist Jeremy Deller tells us about the risks involved in creating The Battle of Orgreave, his 2001 re-enactment of the violent confrontation between miners and police in 1984.Picasso and Paper: Throughout his career, which spanned eight decades, Pablo Picasso worked with paper – not just drawing and painting on it but manipulating it. He used several printmaking techniques, made collages by cutting and pasting and created sculptures by burning and tearing paper. The Royal Academy’s new exhibition brings together 300 works in a variety of forms, from different periods of the artist’s life, but all created with this single medium. Morgan Quaintance reviews.Presenter: John WilsonProducer: Oliver Jones
165: Jeremy Deller’s rave documentary, Sky’s Euphoria, special guest Piney Gir
ONLY CLUBBERS LEFT ALIVE: Why is everyone talking about Jeremy Deller’s exploration of rave culture, ‘Everybody In The Place’? And what makes it different from your standard “who invented house music” documentary?TEENAGE TORPOR: How truthful is ‘Euphoria’, Sky/HBO’s bleak new teen travails drama starring Zendaya from ‘Spider-Man’? Is a nightmare world of cyberstalking, indiscriminate hook-ups, revenge porn and poly-drug abuse necessarily going to make for your next box set addition?THE ALBUM ONLY I LIKE: Yes we’re adding to our collection of unloved albums. All this and more on the best pop culture talk show on the Internet. Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Elsie Bath at Soho Radio, London. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early, plus the famous EXTRA BIT, when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jeremy Deller on The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein
'Brian Epstein Died For You'. This is a phrase the Turner-prize winning artist Jeremy Deller has been vaguely obsessed with for years. He believes the music entrepreneur and The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein has never been properly credited for his role within popular culture, and argues that if Brian hadn't have lived, The Beatles might not have happened. Jeremy is joined by The Beatles' historian Mark Lewisohn, author of 'Tune In’, to discuss the deeply turbulent but highly successful life of Brian Epstein, who died at 32 years old. Chaired by Matthew Parris. Produced by Eliza Lomas.
The Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller is perhaps best known for We’re Here Because We’re Here, a moving and powerful memorial to the Battle of the Somme, and The Battle of Orgreave – a re-enactment of the confrontation between police and pickets at the height of the miners’ strike.Deller doesn’t paint, draw or sculpt and his work encompasses film, photography and installations. At school his creative endeavours were not always appreciated, and at 13 he was asked to leave the art class. His lifelong love of history was ignited by childhood trips to museums with his father, and is evident in the subjects he addresses, from Stonehenge, which he re-created as a giant bouncy castle, to William Morris. He managed to meet Andy Warhol in London in 1986 and went to spend two formative weeks at Warhol’s New York City studio, the Factory. The experience crystallised in Deller the belief that art can come in many forms and that an artist can create their own world of ideas.His memorial to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre will be unveiled in August 2019.BOOK CHOICE: An A to Z London Street Atlas LUXURY: A stretch of road over Hay Bluff between Hay-on-Wye and Abergavenny.CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: Out of the Blue by Roxy Music.Presenter: Lauren LaverneProducer: Paula McGinley
‘Everybody in the place’ Jeremy Deller discusses his film on Acid House music in London.
Talking about the documentary ‘Everybody in The Place’ the director Jeremy Deller, and Matthew McLean, Frieze Studio’s Senior Editor. Part of ‘Second Summer of Love’, a four-part series in collaboration with Frieze, the film focuses on the acid house genre in London and, based on a real-life lecture given to a class of students, it explores the social history of the UK between 1985 and 1993 through the lens of acid house and rave music. ‘Everybody in the place’ will premiere at the Frieze Art Fair in London and it will be screened on Sunday, October 7. Discover more about the documentary: on.gucci.com/Fireze_AcidHouse Watch the prelude by Adam Coska Keller: on.gucci.com/FriezePrelude_London
Sondheim's Assassins, Albums of the year, Jeremy Deller, Royal Photographic Society
Front Row: Archive 2014
Suzy Klein, Kate Mossman and Greg James make their picks from pop, classical and alternative for a Christmas wishlist of albums.The artist Jeremy Deller discusses curating an exhibition of work by his artistic heroes - William Morris and Andy Warhol. David Benedict reviews the latest revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins; the darkly comic musical depicting the lives of the 13 people who have tried to assassinate a President of the United States. The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853. 'Drawn by Light' is the RPS' first major London exhibition showcasing a selection from the treasures of its 250,000 strong collection.