For the past year's 55th Venice Biennale, the British Council commissioned a work by Jeremy Deller (b. 1966), a conceptual, video, and installation artist and winner of the 2004 Turner Prize.
Deller's English Magic offers a unique perspective on his country. Just watch and listen:
The music, recorded by Melodians Steel Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, comprises a performance of a soundtrack released by The Vinyl Factory, The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie, Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald, and excerpts the third movement of Symphony No. 5 in D by Vaughan Williams.
Deller's work currently is traveling through the United Kingdom. See English Magic UK Tour 2014.
Jeremy Deller at The British Council (Profile and Media Archive)
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