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GiD is a group of students from Leeds College of Art studying in the specialist area of Graphics Illustration and Digital media on the Foundation Course in Art & Design. This blog exists to document the GiD students ongoing practise and development throughout this one year course. Please feel free to follow this blog and comment on any work that catches your eye!













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I think perhaps the recent protests in Leeds have rubbed off a little on the GiDs.

This staged protest was a passionate rally against curtains, because blinds are better - of course.

[edit] Whilst this piece is a maybe a little implausible, Jeremy Deller created a really effective piece of art through the use of a staged re-enactment of a strike "The Battle of Orgreave" which uses the same medium as a powerful means to communicate and engage people with a serious historical subject. View "The Battle of Orgreave here." [/edit]
5th Nov 2009, 21:50   | tags:,,,

please do not trivialise the Miner's Strike. (I refer to the link)

5th Nov 2009, 22:18

GiD says:

Hello,

I certainly wasn't intending to trivialise the miner's strike Para.

As part of the course the students are required to place their work in context of industry and society. Protest is a powerful medium to get a message across and it's important that they can draw comparisons between themselves and where this medium has been used effectively and perhaps more poignantly!

I've edited the text to qualify this.

Thanks!

5th Nov 2009, 22:50

Rich says:

Jeremy Deller's great. Read a bit more deeply before taking offense, Hobo.

5th Nov 2009, 23:22

GiD says:

I think Para's concerns were surrounding my original posting which didn't really qualify how this compared with Deller's work. I can see how he thought I was maybe a bit flippant, so I've editted the post to reflect that. I think it makes more sense now.

5th Nov 2009, 23:31

Thankyou, this is much clearer in its intent than the original post.

6th Nov 2009, 00:42

Wendle says:

I disagree; blinds suck. Curtains ftw. :P

6th Nov 2009, 08:12

Rich says:

I don't honestly see why it's any of his business, seeing as it's not his blog and he flounced away from this site very publicly a few months ago.

You can't have it both ways Hobo, either shit or get off the pot.

6th Nov 2009, 10:09

taniwha says:

But Rich, it's still a public blog and the post was made for comment. Hobo can quite reasonably be expected to comment.

6th Nov 2009, 10:41

GiD says:

Yep.

I posted this to FB because I thought it was interesting. We use this blog to document students' work as well as inviting an audience to discuss what they're doing and give feedback.

6th Nov 2009, 10:46

Rich says:

you're right, morning angerburst on my part, most unnecessary and rude. Apologies both to Gid and Hobo.

Seriously, I am entirely not a morning person.

6th Nov 2009, 11:51

billion says:

anger bursts can make people accidentally speak their minds...

6th Nov 2009, 12:17

glad to see freedom of speech is still alive and well. Further to my original comment, I have nothing against Jeremy Deller's original work, I think it is a very powerful and emotive work of Art which raises awareness of the Miner's Strike, in which I was quite heavily involved, coming from a Yorkshire coalmining family and community, the latter being completely decimated by the Conservative Government under Margaret Thatcher. It seemed to me, before the link was edited, that the juxtaposition of Jeremy Deller's work against what appeared to be a fairly cliched student prank was in danger of trivialising of both Dellar's work and the strike itself. I did consider the implications of what I said before making the comment, and I feel the ensuing conversation I had with Beth via Facebook was both enlightening and constructive for both of us.

8th Nov 2009, 15:36