I love putting the immersion of being in a protest in the multiple iPad reflective process of joining and looking at the many links to make these happen. of course we need to go much further the mild mannered behaved protests often depicted here (though in madrid the healthy left is loud and vocal). This offering allows the art viewer to dip into the seperate occasions and take what they want, I hope they will join me.

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Outside Broadmeadow Detention centre. A protest because of a visit by a minister.

On the brink (though we fell off) …protest for Greece

Although the Syriza government capitulated, and gave in, accepting austerity worse than offered before the 62% OXI vote, the strength of a movement with popular leadership standing against austerity momentarily took the worlds breath away, sending the financial market into paroxysms of fear. It was a lovely moment. It will return.

From Solidarity Magazine  "Syriza’s decision to refuse the austerity deal offered by the Troika and to call a referendum on the proposals is a major step forward. It is a product of pressure from the left and the workers’ movement to stand firm in saying “no” to austerity. Dock workers have gone on strike against the privatisation of the ports and hospital workers on strike demanding funding to reopen and restore health services. In the last week, tens of thousands have rallied across Greece in support of a “no” vote. A decisive rejection of the deal in Sunday’s referendum is the only way to ensure Greece escapes the burden of austerity and mass unemployment it has suffered since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2009."

Here protesters support Greece.

Shattered – Exhibition Red Gallery beginning 3 September 2015 Opening 6-8

A spectre is haunting…

The protest s filmed through the glass bottle, light shatters through the medium of the bottle/glass. The bottle catches either just light, or the image of the people moving through glass, a medium already scientifically interesting as a liquid which feels solid, but is sand. The projection is then captured on the wall the people protesting moving, but stopped at this time of austerity. Will the bottle let its contents go? Or create shards that can split time? These specters of time past in time present are an indication that time present will be time past. It is humanity’s actions that will shape the final storyboard, and it can be a positive one of meeting human need. The questions of time/temporality and the consequence of being caught in a difficult time –  austerity, war, dictatorship – are raised.

Protest scenes, it is right to protest,.