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THIS MOVEMENT > Stoke-on-Trent by Hamish MacPherson

December 3rd, 2016 - 11th March, 2017
Residency Outcome


Hamish Macpherson returns to AirSpace Gallery to present his findings from his Residency undertaken during DECAPOD - AirSpace’s 10th Birthday exhibition. December 3rd sees an afternoon launch of Hamish Macpherson’s site-specific Stoke-on-Trent response to his This Movement project, featuring poster artworks, plus a presentation about the work and a playing of the first of a series of 11 weekly interviews about the movements of Stoke on Trent recorded earlier this year, around experiences of dancing and demonstrations and other bodily activities. Following the event, subsequent interviews will be released each week until 11th March, 2017.


Hamish recommends that you listen to the interviews, with or without headphones, lying in the dark or with your eyes closed.

The Interviews

#1 - "There was about 10, 15 of us, then there was 30, then there was 50, and then there was 250, and the next thing you know, according to police figures, there were 1,000 people"



#2 - "It could only happen in this room. Out of this room the safety was gone and so they never met anywhere else."



#3 - "We took occupation"



#4 - "I want them to cast off their sheep's clothing and to actually make a stand because if they don't their future generations will have fuck all to thank them for"



#5 - "I hope in that moment it changed the perception of the street"



#6 - "We were fighting for our lives and not only fighting for our lives; we were fighting for community and their lives"



#7 - The Community performance. "It makes you look at everything with a completely different aspect"



#8 - Bodies on the line: "Someone had designed these lock-on belts that were chains covered in heavy-duty trapping that was sewn in with just little holes where you could put the lock on, to lock onto somebody else."






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Hamish Macpherson returns to AirSpace Gallery to present his findings from his Residency undertaken during DECAPOD - AirSpace’s 10th Birthday exhibition. December 3rd sees an afternoon launch of Hamish Macpherson’s site-specific Stoke-on-Trent response to his This Movement project, featuring poster artworks, plus a presentation about the work and a playing of the first of a series of 11 weekly interviews about the movements of Stoke on Trent recorded earlier this year, around experiences of dancing and demonstrations and other bodily activities. Following the event, subsequent interviews will be released each week until 11th March, 2017.

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