A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World

Ruth Ewan

22 Jun — 28 Sep 2013

A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World is a CD jukebox, sitting between digital and analogue technologies which contains a growing collection of songs addressing a spectrum of social issues, some directly political in motive, some vaguely utopian and some chronicling specific historic events. The songs could all be described as progressive in subject matter. The archive currently contains over 2,000 tracks, with no more than two by the same artist, which are ordered into over seventy categories such as feminism, land ownership, poverty, civil rights and ecology.

The project has been shown at CAPC, Bordeaux; the New Museum, New York; Prada Foundation, Venice; William Morris Gallery, London ; Somerset House, London; Tate Liverpool and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk.

Commissaire de l'exposition / Curator : Ulrike Kremeier