Culture& Recommends: Changing Places

Changing Places is a series of exhibitions, curated by Film and Video Umbrella, which presents contemporary artists’ video within historic buildings across the country.

Through the work of artists using video, immersive sound and photography, Changing Places highlights one of the biggest catalysts for change in our modern times: industrialisation.

The national tour features six artists: Bani Abidi, Ravi Agarwal, Imran Channa, Omar Chowdhury, Desire Machine Collective and Yasmin Jahan Nupur. All live in, work in, or retain a connection to Bangladesh, India or Pakistan. The pairing of specific buildings and artworks aims to bridge the gap between the transformations underway in South Asia today and the places in Britain where the blueprint for industrialisation began. As well as historic sites of production, the inclusion of buildings such as distribution hubs, museums and formerly private houses widens the lens, bringing into focus the broader implications of this mode of production.

Presented during the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, a milestone in the history of Britain and South Asia, the artworks underline some of the international changes happening as a result of industrialisation. They cover a range of situations, from environmental impacts and the physical transformation of cities, to stories of individuals navigating ever-changing social and economic circumstances.

7 July 2017 – 11 March 2018

The House Mill, London
7- 16 July 2017

Roundhouse, Birmingham
21 July- 23 July 2017

National Waterways Museum, Cheshire
11 August- 17 September 2017

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
15 September- 29 October 2017

Quarry Bank, Cheshire
23 September- 19 November 2017

Whaley Bridge Transhipment Warehouse, Derbyshire
7 October 2017

Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley
21 October- 19 November 2017

Osterley Park and House, London
25 November 2017– 23 February 2018

Phoenix, Leicester
18 January- 11 March 2018

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Image: Changing Places at The House Mill. Photographer: Anna Arca.