People, Places, Processes: The Shops Project
This publication compiles four years of research, documentation and artworks that have resulted from FrenchMottershead's international Shops project, which looks at society through the lens of local shops.
Texts by the artists and local writers from the cities they've visited - including Ljubljana, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Iasi, Istanbul, Guangzhou and Sheffield - sit alongside contributions from Peter Jackson, Professor of Human Geography at The University of Sheffield, writer and lecturer Emma Cocker, and artist and writer Tim Etchells. Together they show, describe and analyse unique customers' and shop owners' stories in a range of different shopping landscapes, emphasising their differences but also revealing their connections and common grounds.
FrenchMottershead/Site Gallery, 2010, 220 pages, paperback, 40 full colour and 180 black and white photographs throughout, 17cm x 24cm.
The Shops Project Video Companion
A collection of exhibition works and process documentation, published to accompany the book. All the videos resulted from work periods with local shops in cities in Brazil, China, Turkey, Slovenia, Romania and the UK, and were originally produced for the exhibition The Shops Project, 21 November 2009 - 13 February 2010. The project, exhibition and book were commissioned by Site Gallery. The Shops Project was supported by: Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Platform Garanti, Istanbul, Turkey; and The Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation.
FrenchMottershead and Live Art Development Agency, 2011. 1 PAL DVD, 100 minutes.
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