Friday, 12 August 2011

Will Self artwork in Brixton

all images by urban75

Author, Brixton resident and the man who brought the phrase 'this whole imbroglio is epiphenomenal' to Newsnight, Will Self has co-produced an artwork with his nephew Jack which has recently been installed in Brixton.

The work, as you would expect, revolves around words and aims to celebrate the rich and diverse language of Brixton. Will spent a month in early summer listening to conversations in and around Brixton market, along Electric Lane and Brixton Road. 

The sounds, words and conversations he heard are displayed in a light installation on the side of the Iceland supermarket, at the west end of Brixton's Electric Avenue. 

Will says, "Brixton Speaks is an artwork intended to reflect the people who live, work and shop in Brixton Market and its environs the way they themselves speak. The aim of Brixton Speaks is not to antagonise, shock, or distort, but simply to mirror the great vigour, invention and diversity of Brixtonians."

You can read more about all of the projects in Lambeth, including projects by Lucy Casson and Maggi Hambling, here:

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