‘Recreating Chaos’: Jeremy Deller’s The Battle of Orgreave
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In 2001, British artist Jeremy Deller staged The Battle of Orgreave, a partial reenactment of a historical confrontation between striking miners and police. Recreating a violent standoff that took place some 17 years earlier in the same part of South Yorkshire, The Battle of Orgreave referenced an event that came to epitomize the ongoing struggle between workers’ unions and the Thatcher government of the 1980s.
KeywordsHistorical Narrative Original Event Original Miner Historical Confrontation Ongoing Struggle
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