The 1st Industrial Revolution is referenced against the context of the current 4th Industrial Revolution. Historical parallels proliferate from the increased sophistication of mechanised processes to the expansion of global trade. Design, fabrication and plastic moulding processes are shown in parallel with the ebb-and-flow of the Leeds to Liverpool canal. Culminating in a meditation upon Lancashire-based manufacturing and its legacy.
REVOLUTION (2017) is the product of an Art in Manufacturing residency for the inaugural National Festival of Making in Blackburn.
The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. The Festival of Making has also secured partnerships with local organisations including The Hive CIC, Blackburn’s business network and Creative Lancashire, who will deliver a business-focussed event as part of the festival’s programme.
About The National Festival of Making Community Interest Company:
The National Festival of Making CIC is a Community Interest Company set up to curate, produce and deliver a meaningful Festival of Making in Blackburn and Lancashire. The CIC was formed with representatives from Deco Publique, HemingwayDesign and Placeshakers. The CIC aims to - Celebrate the industrial heritage and contemporary future of the UK and Lancashire's making industries; Create a making celebration in the form of a participatory, diverse, inclusive and multi-generational festival experience; Place inventive making experiences at the core of the festival to inspire multi-generational audiences to become industrious future makers; Support Place-making and boost local economies.