'Act of Possession' incorporates elements of visual image, video and design.
Created in response to a clothing and cultural phenomenon; the Tracksuit, it takes the 1986 release by RUN DMC of ‘My Adidas’ as its contextual starting point.
The exhibited images, form a fragmented narrative, re-appropriated from a forgotten world of 'Video Home System' recordings. They seek to draw upon a myriad of social, political and cultural references, alluding to the influences and wider implications the year of 1986 has had on the world we live, and the stories we tell today.
'1986 Act of Possession VHS, can be viewed at: actofpossession.com
1986 Act of Possession VHS, can be viewed at: actofpossession.com
'Act of Possession' will launch on 29th June 2018, at Takk, espresso bar and ÖL brewery & bar (@ Hatch, Oxford Road, MCR. M1). It will run throughout 2018, and will be refreshed regularly with new images.
‘1986 Act of Possession VHS', was created as part of the photographic collective ‘Seven Day Suit, A portrait of the Tracksuit’. Supported by Redeye, the Photography Network, Manchester.
It was first shown and exhibited during:
Brighton Photo Bienniel 2016, Beyond the Bias – Reshaping Image.
Richard Stout is a visual artist.
His work integrates elements of photography, visual image, video, sound and design.
His practice supports and encourages disruptive change and learning through creativity, conversation and collaboration.