OLDHAMSTRASSE 2010, The Plaza Principle, Leeds
An installation of five audio recordings (CDs with headphones) on five pub tables with stools. The recordings of pub conversations were made surreptitiously over three months using my mobile phone. The content ranges from arguments about racist language and political correctness to reminisces of seventies drinking culture in Manchester, right down to where exactly the pet cemetery is on the M62.
The pub is a social and historical haven for uncensored opinion, discussion and story-telling.
Exhibited at The Plaza Principle, Leeds. Curated by Derek Horton and Chris Bloor.