Procession: An Exhibition

Procession: An Exhibition brings together a collection of objects from Procession, and attempts to contextualise the event within a local historical vernacular. Central to the show is a commissioned film of the Sun 5 July Procession and a set of hand-made banners designed by Ed Hall, in collaboration with the participating groups. These elements will sit within a lineage of historical material and folklore; incorporating Mahatma Gandhi, Jerry Lee Lewis, Yuri Gagarin and The Blackout Crew. Contemporary and old-fashioned, popular and obscure; don’t let Procession: An Exhibition pass you by!

Jeremy Deller’s past projects have included Acid Brass, a collaboration with Stockport’s Williams Fairey Brass Band that linked acid house with brass band culture; The Battle of Orgreave, a 1000-person re-enactment of the notorious 1984 battle between police and pickets during the miners’ strike; and Folk Archive.

Hear Jeremy Deller at the launch of the Manchester International Festival discussing his plans for Procession:

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Cornerhouse.

Supported by AGMA and Arts Council North West.

This project has been enabled by Northwest Vision and Media and the UK Film Council’s Digital Film Archive Fund supported by the National Lottery.


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