Post by Still Hate Thatcher on Nov 13, 2017 20:46:29 GMT
I was working in Newcastle last year, helping a pal out on what was to be me the new Forbidden Planet. Demolition work. Manly. Anyway, me and the lads managed to drag ourselves from our mid morning repose in the wheel barrows to have a smoke at the door. Perhaps 15 chaps, dressed in battle gear in several groups, walked past us. Being the shy and retiring type, I attempted to interact with them. Silence, but as given a card. I had no clue what was going on until later. He layer a fucking blinder. I love Deller. I'll try to dig the cards out.
appears this was to mark 50 years since MLK got an honorary degree from Newcastle University. I didnt know that. Deller is fantastic - his stuff isnt print and merchandise, but actions. I am always surprised he gets so little attention really, when all we see of previous turner winners is Hirst tugging himself off over piles of £50 notes and copying other people stuff and Emin drinking vodka in a tent and lamenting on her shit upbringing.
Not to dismiss Emin altogether, but ye knaa what I mean