08.5 / Ian Brown’s Songs of Disaster

Artist & Professor of Fine Art at Staffordshire University Ian Brown approached Mr Smith to collaborate on his ‘Stories of Alienation and Disaster’ exhibition at Die Raum / Berlin in 2011 //

“Ongoing research considers our relationship with mechanical/technological disasters and natural disasters — both real and fictional . . .

. . . The work exists in interdisciplinary forms between song /object / film & print, and used a breadth or strategies offering forms of evidence and records // New wax cylinder recordings /

These letterpress printed broadside sheets & video documentation re-presented hybrid stories of disaster films and disaster songs”