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Daniels, C., 2018.

Northern Lights

Output Type:Exhibition
Venue:Grundy Art Gallery
Dates:28/9/2018 - 15/12/2018
Number of Works:1

An inquisitive voice from the far future, or 'visitor from another place', interrogates the traditions and artefacts of the Blackpool Illuminations, the annual light festival first established in 1879.
The disembodied voice seeks to understand, but often confuses, Northern English vernacular and traditions against the current shifting political dialogue surrounding Britain's future; misunderstanding Blackpool's unique fantastical imagery as totemic remnants of a former era.
Daniels presents his own contemporary 16mm and super-8 film observations as a found archive, and a script littered with word-play related to the local landscape and other seaside end-of-the-pier resorts.
Co-Commissioned by ICA Art and Screen Network and Grundy Art Gallery