The Turner Prize-winning artist on the social and political importance of rave culture.
The cultural shift Britain experienced with the emergence of rave in the late '80s and early '90s changed the nation. Jeremy Deller's film Everybody In The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 places rave in a lineage of social and political struggles against conservative forces in the UK, positioning the Miners' Strike as the central event of an era that began with clashes of police and pickets and ended with the state suppressing rave's bloom. Presenting to a class of London students, Deller makes a bold and poignant case for rave's historical importance.
In conversation late last year with Joe Muggs, Deller looks into some of the crucial but forgotten details of rave, from its infancy to maturity, along with the works that made him one of the UK's premier contemporary artists.