Film: Jeremy Deller’s reconstruction of The Battle of Orgreave (1984) staged in (2001)
This session explored the issue of public realm protest. As a continuation of some of the themes explored in the event on 30th July 2011 where The Battle of Algiers was the catalyst for the evening’s discussions.
The conversation exists in the backdrop of the rhetoric expressed by mainstream press, politicians and police in industrially developed nations that protest, and the disruption to the status quo within society is inherently negative – regardless of the causes or ideologies which the action supports.
This event took place in 2012 and as such reflects the social and political conditions of the time