The Keep Turning Left Route

St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, 60 St Giles High Street London, WC2H 8LG
12th May – 2nd June 2006

About Jean’s Death (Installation)
Three fire doors, a portrait of Jean Charles de Menezes with inscriptions created by Denis Augusto Pereira and writing accessories
Video of performed actions (13’ looped, DV)

Divided Cross
White wooden Cross
Video of performed actions (7’ looped DV)

The Keep Turning Left Route presented two artworks, About Jean’s Death and Divided Cross, both created in collaboration with Denis Augusto Pereira,

About Jean’s Death featured an installation that included a video artwork of Denis’ creating a written personal commentary in response to the death of Jean Charles de Menezes in Portuguese and English. Denis writes wearing gloves discarded at Edgware Road by a London Underground rescue worker after the 7th July bombings.

Divided Cross records the artist meeting Denis, standing with his guitar shop sign over his shoulder outside St Giles-in-the-Fields Church. The video artwork presents the artist holding a white wooden cross which touches the ground, a commentary on the arcane Camden Council legislation that stipulated that any advertising sign being held cannot touch the ground.

Debates

24th May 2006

The rise and rise of human rights – an unabated good? Speakers: Prof. John Fitzpatrick, Director, Kent Law Clinic, Prof. Julian Stallabrass, Writer and lecturer, Courtauld Institute

2nd June 2006

Do human rights depend on an idea of human dignity rooted in religion, or can they be fully realised in a secular society? Speakers: Professor AC Grayling, Brirkbeck and Revd Lucy Winkett, Canon Precentor St Paul’s Cathedral

Co-ordinated by Dolan Cummings, chaired by Debs Patterson