ACCA is excited to present the first Australian commission by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller as a one-day only off-site project in an ecclesiastical setting.
This livestream runs for the duration of the project from midday to midnight on Saturday 6 November.
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.”
— John 5:19
Jeremy Deller’s Father and Son is a time-based sculptural installation which takes the form of public vigil, as an invitation for the public to bear witness to, and reflect upon, questions of power, influence and generational change, represented through the allegorical depiction of a father and son, cast in the soft light of remembrance.
Father and Son is presented at an historical moment of social change, in which existing power structures are increasingly being scrutinised as part of public discourse. Through the lens of art history, religion and popular culture, Father and Son explores questions of generational change, and the legacies we leave for future generations.
Jeremy Deller is a Turner Prize-winning artist working across video, sculpture, installation and events. Father and Son is a major time-based sculptural work and the artist’s first commission in Australia. It follows Deller’s long history of internationally renowned projects across video, sculpture, installation and events, including We’re here because we’re here 2016, a commemorative event that took place across Britain on the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, and The Battle of Orgreave 2001, a site-specific performance that recreated the clash between police and miners during the Miners’ Strike of 1984-85. In 2013, Deller represented Great Britain with the exhibition English Magic at the 55th Venice Biennale, following the career retrospective Joy in People, presented at the Hayward Gallery, London in 2012.