Recipe for Moloheya, a nutriitious dish popular in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Morocco, Libya. Events, discussion and DVD with Haim Ben Shitrit, Fabrica and local residents. A Brighton and Hove City Council Commission.
Author Archives: Jonathan Swain
Fire & Glass (2008)
Late one afternoon. A short autobiographical happening concerning fire and glass structures. A greenhouse full to overflowing with smoke, it leaks from the inside. Smoke is one of the main purgative cleansers used in horticulture; it has a history that goes … Continue reading
VOODOO PICNIC (1998) A day long Visual Stress action at various locations around Liverpool city centre.
Drummers, performance, dancers, ritual. Video stills by Julian White.
Blue Blouse (2017)
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolutions New Factory of the Eccentric Actor produced a rousing tribute to the collective effort of Blue Blouse theatre groups who performed in factories in the USSR, USA, Germany and across Europe … Continue reading
POW Interview (1991)
‘POW Interview’ is a short hostage tape produced for a video diary call-out by FACT in Liverpool. It’s my personal response to life on the dole and the history of European resistance movements. Also there is a nod to pop … Continue reading
“A photograph of a group of postal workers celebrating with another, smaller, indistinct group of people, mainly women, around a large, padded textile object. It is the middle of the night. They drink champagne out of mugs and are shaking … Continue reading
NIGHTWORKER (2010) A mobile exhibition of photographs of people who work at night
Our daytime lives are dependant on those who work while we sleep, rest or play. This is my attempt, using a mix up of debris from a protest and the conventions of the gallery world, to create a ‘group’ portrait … Continue reading
Holed Up (2008)
Exhibition view. Twelve cash machine photographs. Grey Area. Brighton Photo Fringe. I have been taking photographs of redundant ATMs for the past six years. Initially I was intrigued by the inept way the builders were attempting to prise new blocks of (false) marble … Continue reading
The you you meet en route (2013)
In May 2013 I walked from Brighton to Newhaven, crossed the channel to Dieppe, carried on to Rouen and from there down the Seine to Burgundy. From Dijon I took the tow path of the Rhine Rhone link canal then … Continue reading
International Women’s Day (2020)
Workers have a laugh at the Tate & Lyle factory in Liverpool, 1970