One Day The Sadness Will End

At noon each day of The Return of Memory exhibition, both in the gallery and here online, Declan Clarke and Sarah Perks reveal another person, group, or place they believe was betrayed by revolution. Their research of over 70 persons or events builds a picture of specific historical moments attempting to break the waves of history, with ultimately differing levels of success. These failures were often the fault of the revolutionary process as much as of reactionary counter momentum.

Starting from Manchester and branching outwards from present day to historical figures and beyond, the collection of people and instances explores our understanding of revolution, our expectations of success and failure, and the precariousness of systems that claim to rule and control. With great change comes the act of change itself: revolutions invariably turn on themselves.

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