The Rise and Rise of the Police State…

… But Alan johnson says the police will carry on with its Stop and Search policy in this country. The subtext here is that the UK has the largest DNA database in the world (eg 75% of all male African Caribbeans have had their DNA sampled as a result of often unwarranted stop and search policy). Despite the european court ruling – and under the guise of anti terrorism we are being herded into a high tech police state. Any dictator worth their salt would love it!

Published by: Jez Stevens

I am an artist working with video projection and installation, sound art and experimental electronic music. I have received several commissions for video and animation work to commemorate historical events and figures including Brunel (2006), The Victoria Cross (2007), Erik Satie (2008), Henry VIII (2009). My largest project to date, NO_DIVING (2008), was a self-commissioned Heritage Lottery Funded project to provide an immersive documentary event at a lido. This was awarded a £30,000 grant and ran for a year and culminated in a multi-projector immersive documentary projected onto the Lido itself. The project was designed to find and rescue long lost cine footage and directly involve the local community and education resources as well as forge links with local archives. The project was successful and an academic paper on the project was published in the Journal Of The Society Of Archivists. More recently I have spent time concentrating on creating and performing electronic/experimental music often as soundtrack to experimental film and video. In 2015 as one half of electronic due Echopet a live score with foley was played to a rare silent film called Terrors (1929) which included a tray of cay litter and a bagpipe player. In 2016 I was commissioned to create a video promo for avant garde DIY experimental musicians Renaldo And The Loaf. The video continues to gain views over a year later and combines dramatic and documentary elements. I am currently in the planning stages of costume and set design for their first live performance in 38 years.

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