ICVL / 2015
Producer: IC Visual Lab
A party-show with a series of visual interventions, texts, a display of publications and a multimedia screening.
In light of the parliamentary elections in 2015, and the opportunity to express our democratic freedoms, IC Visual Lab brings you a programme to cleanse your political demons and purify your soul. Even if you are in a concrete constituency where your vote will have no impact, we are offering an opportunity to challenge political conventions and consider ways to progress.
A collective intervention by Lewis Bush, Daniel Mayrit & Riot Books, Colin Pantall, Amak Mahmoodian, Daniel Bosworth & Alejandro Acín.
LEWIS BUSH – METROPOLE (UK)
Metropole was once a term used to describe London in its relationship with the British Empire, a relationship hierarchical and unequal, with power radiating out from the metropolitan centre, and the resources of the dominions radiating back in return.
The decline of the national empires of the eighteenth and nineteenth century has given rise to a new global power, one which has centred itself on the site of old metropole. This is the power of global capital, a force which views everything it encounters in terms of a simple binary, of opportunity or obstacle.Metropole records the effect of this capital influx on London, the rapid transformation of swathes of the metropolis, and the sensation of feeling lost in a city one once regarded as home.