Category Archives: Fiction

Film: Crisis in the Credit System

Crisis in the Credit System
by Melanie Gilligan

commissioned by Art Angel, October 2008

“Crisis in the Credit System is a fictional foray into contemporary global market catastrophe, scripted and directed by artist Melanie Gilligan. A major investment bank runs a brainstorming and role-playing session for its employees, asking them to come up with strategies for coping with today’s dangerous financial climate. While diligently pursuing this task, five individuals inadvertently role-play their way into bizarre make-believe scenarios forming disturbing conclusions about the deeper significance of the credit crisis and its effects beyond the world of finance.”

http://www.crisisinthecreditsystem.org.uk/

http://www.artangel.org.uk/projects/2008/crisis_in_the_credit_system

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Film: The Last Days of Jack Sheppard

The Last Days of Jack Sheppard

by Anja Kirschner & David Panos
co-commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

http://www.chisenhale.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming_01.php

The Last Days of Jack Sheppard is a film based on the inferred prison encounters between the 18th century criminal Jack Sheppard and Daniel Defoe, the ghostwriter of Sheppard’s ‘autobiography’, set in the wake of the South Sea Bubble of 1720 – Britain’s first recorded financial crisis.”

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