Monday, September 7, 2015

Labour Day

Young Workers (1978/1983) by Jeff Wall consists of eight transparencies in light boxes, each box 1015 x 1015 mm.

Last week the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation unveiled a fascinating documentary that shows Wall at work on at least three pictures while he talks in basic terms about what he does and how he has come to understand it.

The documentary on Wall is one of a small batch of docs recently commissioned by the CBC. Another is focused on John Mann, who, with the band Spirit of the West, gave us songs like "Political" (1988), from albums like this one:

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