Liam Gillick

 Image of the Battle of Orgreave, a violent confrontation between police and pickets during the 1984-85 UK miner's strike in Oregreave, Yorkshire, UK

Image of the Battle of Orgreave, a violent confrontation between police and pickets during the 1984-85 UK miner's strike in Oregreave, Yorkshire, UK

"1980's London was dirty and depressing. A new generation of artists reacted to the mood of the time by screwing with cultural hierarchies, decoding and recoding cultural material until it was no longer clear on which side they stood" By Liam Gillick

 Still from Bitter Lake

Still from Bitter Lake

The best storyteller has the power, according to British filmmaker Adam Curtis. In his new BBC documentary Bitter Lake (2015) he montages archival material from seven decades of failed Afghan politics and explains why the West has lost faith in its own narratives.