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History is Written by the Winners (Risograph Publication)

Gubb, Mark ORCID: and Davies, N. (2014) History is Written by the Winners (Risograph Publication). Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK.

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This was a risograph publication that acted as a contextual document alongside the exhibition, 'History is Written by the Winners' made in the style of a sketch/exercise book, it acted as a receptacle for research around the artworks, as opposed to documentation or discussion of the artworks themselves. It was a creative collaboration between myself and the artist Nick Davies.

The exhibition included new works in sculpture, video, sound, installation and photography, reflecting on a series of historic episodes of political and cultural turmoil, re-interpreting them through the lens of popular culture. The show’s title refers to a phrase often (mis)attributed to Churchill, but for which there is little actual evidence that he coined, and was also used as the title of a video work in the show that paired the audio track from the UK’s ‘funniest ever TV moment’, where Del-boy falls through the bar at his local boozer, with the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue during the last war with Iraq. Quickly adopted as shorthand for the ‘liberation’ of Baghdad, the iconic footage is now indicative of a more complicated revision of recent history. The thread of implied violence that ran throughout was balanced with a dark humour with references to pot noodles, classic TV comedy, literature and rock music.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: risograph, History is Written by the Winners, Enter Phoenix
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
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Depositing User: Mark Gubb
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 11:46
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 15:18

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