Art e-Fact 84: Jeremy Deller


London born artist Jeremy Deller makes installation, video and performance art. He is particularly interested in the notion of art as communication. One of his best known works is a re-creation of a violent conflict between miners and police which took place during the 1984 miners strike titled The Battle of Orgreave (2001). The re-creation which was something akin to that of a battle re-enactment societies involved ex-miners and police officers who had participated in the original strike. Unlike the original battle the re-enactment was a much more congenial encounter.

Deller went on to win the Turner Prize in 2004 for his installation Memory Bucket (2003) a documentary about Crawford, Texas the hometown of George W Bush and the siege in nearby Waco.

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