For the People, By the People

Art Assassins and DashNDem shooting their party political broadcast in Peckham.

Art Assassins and DashNDem shooting their party political broadcast in Peckham, May 2015. Photo: Manuela Barczewski

Art Assassins collaborated with artists DashNDem to consider what the role of a Prime Minister means to them, and how young people can be directly involved in current affairs and decision-making for their futures.

In the run up to the General Election on 7 May 2015, the Art Assassins collaborated with artists DashNDem and a David Cameron lookalike, played by Bentley Browning, to consider what the role of a Prime Minister means to them, and how young people can be directly involved in current affairs and decision-making for their futures.

The project challenged the group to consider what they would like the Prime Minister to pledge on their behalf, as well as allowing them the opportunity to stage their own photo-calls in and around Peckham, and to create a party political broadcast on behalf of young people, which can be viewed here.

The party political broadcast was filmed on Saturday 2 May 2015 as part of SHOW OF HANDS, a weekend of free talks, performances, screenings and workshops across south London for young people to come together and voice their opinions about politics today.

 

Art Assassins are a group of young beings aged between 14-21 years old who meet every Tuesday at the South London Gallery. To find out more about the Art Assassins click here.

DashNDem – Demitrios Kargotis (b. 1982, London, England) and Dash Macdonald (b. 1983, Wendover, England) have been working in collaboration since graduating from the Royal College of Art. Through public performance, creative social experiments and interventions, their practice explores and exposes the effect of existing socio-political systems and institutional mechanisms. Their work has been exhibited internationally in Dundee, Berlin, Athens, Helsinki, Bucharest, Istanbul, Tokyo, Linz, Zurich, Zagreb, Gijon and London.

 

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<p>Art Assassins’ political manifesto held by David Cameron lookalike Bentley Browning, May 2015. Photo: Manuela Barczewski.</p>

Art Assassins’ political manifesto held by David Cameron lookalike Bentley Browning, May 2015. Photo: Manuela Barczewski.

The South London Gallery’s young people’s programme is supported by the SLG Council and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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