The Road to Middle England/Living the Dream
This is an animation series which parodies the English obsession with social mobility. The films explore the ideology of social progression from the perspective of those that are in unskilled work or faced with the prospect of unemployment. The first story follows an unnamed jobseeker, faced with a mandatory work trial to continue his entitlement to social welfare. The second follows a call centre worker undergoing rehabilitation for a sudden lapse in self-motivation. A dystopian nightmare unfolds as humiliation becomes a necessary experience of class progression.
Proposals have been invited for a project examining the theme of collaboration and the difficulty it poses to the artistic integrity of those involved. The production of works are taking place over the next months into mid-2016. The collection of resulting collaborations will then be exhibited.
Pictures of You