Alan Dunn’s Artists’ uses of the word revolution

Revolution 2012 - Liverpool Art Prize exhibition Artists’ uses of the word revolution

An ongoing project based around a 2009 work Dunn curated on the sounds of the word revolution featuring content from artists, art students and archives. The basic impulse to utter the word was traced through numerous eras and genres, including folk, punk, rap, art, metal and so on and content from Douglas Gordon, Marcel Duchamp, Sisters of Revolution, Aldous Huxley, Chumbawamba, Herbert Marcuse, Frederic Chopin and Sarah Jones.

Alan Dunn (b. 1967, Glasgow) studied at Glasgow School of Art in the Department of Environmental Art and The Art Institute of Chicago. He was instigator and curator of ‘The Bellgrove Station Billboard Project’ (Glasgow 1990-91), lead artist on the ‘tenantspin’ community webcasting project (FACT, Liverpool 2001-7) and recently produced the 10xCD opus ‘The sounds of ideas forming’ ( that brought together 300 new and archival audio tracks from art students and artists across seven themes: silence, water, revolution, grey, catastrophe, background and numbers. He currently lives and works in Liverpool and lectures at Leeds Metropolitan University where he has just completed a PhD on sound art.

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