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This is an edited transcript of a conversation between Anna Minton and Mary Paterson, about anti Semitism within the Labour Party, which took place on 13th May 2019. …


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You Move Me is a a tableau of video portraits of numerous people in their own homes, all performing the same movements.

The work is a collaboration between Gemma Riggs (filmmaker), Laura Murphy (choreographer) and Melanie Wilson (sound artist), working with people from two towns: Northampton, UK and Zagare, Lithuania. It was exhibited in 2018 at Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury and NN Contemporary Arts, Northampton.

You.

Who sits on the other side of the screen, on the other side of Europe, on the other side of the world. You, who is bathed in sunlight, or artificial light, or the dappled light of the afternoon breathing new life through fresh green leaves. You, who is coiled up on a couch or straight backed on a stool or resting one elbow on one knee as you lean into the camera as if you can see straight into my eyes, watching. …


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It took standing in a line for one and a half hours, waiting to see part of a 24 hour work of art by someone else, for me to understand how to talk about JR Carpenter’s extraordinary book, An Ocean of Static. …

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