Watch the video I made for Rainer Ganahl’s current solo exhibition at Bury Transport Museum as part of the Text Festival. I am reading a part from Friedrich Engels’ The Condition of the Working Class, about an area of deprivation in Manchester in 1842 known as Little Ireland, on the handlebars of a bike in 2011. For three days we whizzed about town together, like this, until on the third day he settled on a carpark and did the thing in one take. Thrilling and tiresome in equal measure.
At the showing of this film, much later, at a festival somewhere in Germany, he heckled Angelina Jolie. That’s the sort of guy that Rainer is.
For more information about the festival click here.