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A performance in which Simon Raven wore a hand-painted sandwich board reading 'Human Freak - Queue Here' at a large outdoor fair. Jim Brouwer filmed from a distance, blending into the crowd. This shocking double-act drew from a recent Oxfam report, which showed that the UK has now regressed to Victorian levels of inequality. The 'Freakshow', at which disabled people earned a living by presenting themselves as exhibits, was a popular form of entertainment at Victorian Fairs, and might find parallels in TV talent shows today. Social inequality often disproportionately affects the disabled community, as might be seen by ongoing attempts to scrap the Independent Living Allowance, upon which many disabled people rely to earn a living.

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A performance in which Simon Raven wore a hand-painted sandwich board reading 'Human Freak - Queue Here' at a large outdoor fair. Jim Brouwer filmed from a distance, blending into the crowd. This shocking double-act drew from a recent Oxfam report, which showed that the UK has now regressed to Victorian levels of inequality. The 'Freakshow', at which disabled people earned a living by presenting themselves as exhibits, was a popular form of entertainment at Victorian Fairs, and might find parallels in TV talent shows today. Social inequality often disproportionately affects the disabled community, as might be seen by ongoing attempts to scrap the Independent Living Allowance, upon which many disabled people rely to earn a living.

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A performance in which Simon Raven wore a hand-painted sandwich board reading 'Human Freak - Queue Here' at a large outdoor fair. Jim Brouwer filmed from a distance, blending into the crowd. This shocking double-act drew from a recent Oxfam report, which showed that the UK has now regressed to Victorian levels of inequality. The 'Freakshow', at which disabled people earned a living by presenting themselves as exhibits, was a popular form of entertainment at Victorian Fairs, and might find parallels in TV talent shows today. Social inequality often disproportionately affects the disabled community, as might be seen by ongoing attempts to scrap the Independent Living Allowance, upon which many disabled people rely to earn a living.

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A performance in which Simon Raven wore a hand-painted sandwich board reading 'Human Freak - Queue Here' at a large outdoor fair. Jim Brouwer filmed from a distance, blending into the crowd. This shocking double-act drew from a recent Oxfam report, which showed that the UK has now regressed to Victorian levels of inequality. The 'Freakshow', at which disabled people earned a living by presenting themselves as exhibits, was a popular form of entertainment at Victorian Fairs, and might find parallels in TV talent shows today. Social inequality often disproportionately affects the disabled community, as might be seen by ongoing attempts to scrap the Independent Living Allowance, upon which many disabled people rely to earn a living.

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A performance in which Simon Raven wore a hand-painted sandwich board reading 'Human Freak - Queue Here' at a large outdoor fair. Jim Brouwer filmed from a distance, blending into the crowd. This shocking double-act drew from a recent Oxfam report, which showed that the UK has now regressed to Victorian levels of inequality. The 'Freakshow', at which disabled people earned a living by presenting themselves as exhibits, was a popular form of entertainment at Victorian Fairs, and might find parallels in TV talent shows today. Social inequality often disproportionately affects the disabled community, as might be seen by ongoing attempts to scrap the Independent Living Allowance, upon which many disabled people rely to earn a living.

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Made in collaboration Alia Pathan Niklas Tafra and Jim Brouwer at Treignac Project

Castle Open 2012 Grand Prise nominee

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snow: part of aa2a (hull school of art) 2005 dvd from jim brouwer,

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this is a performance held at HTBA for the annual Fist Four April fools day event.

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This is a spoof advert i made for april fools day.

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this documentrly footage from a video installtion at Boninton Art gallery nottingham.
blurb..

Captured video of streetlights and neon signs in both daylight and under the cover of darkness, becomes a metaphor for the way that consumerism shapes society. These streetlights and neon are used as the basis of video light painting that creates a melancholic and strangely beautiful meditation on life in the city, showing psycho-geograpichal architectural landscapes.
For the opening I have constucted an interactive environmental Using Max/Jitter software, which renders the audience into nodel devices that disrupts the eb and flow of the end user experience, juxtaposing of the haste and spontaneity of the streets life.