The Electric Picture House is a new Artists' Cooperative based in Congleton, Cheshire.
We have ten members who have been working hard over the last few months to create studios/workshop and exhibition/gallery spaces, which will also be used for community projects.
As its opening event the Electric Picture House Artists’ Cooperative is presenting 'Revolution' an exhibition exploring the theme both literally and metaphorically.
Preview Night and opportunity to see development work in progress:
Friday 16th December, 7pm - 9pm.
Exhibition continues 17th December to 23rd December 2011. 10 - 5pm.
When is Revolution is justified, what means should be used and at what point do revolutionaries become terrorists, a convenient term used by government to denigrate political struggle. Is it justified to kill civilians in order to eventually save lives and improve humanity’s situation? Can there ever be a peaceful revolution? Does change always work? How much oppression must a society suffer before it will endure no more?
During the exhibition there will be old films on show to celebrate 100 years since the Electric Picture House opened as a cinema and new media to show how we have a reached our goals. This will include a documentary by Sam Astbury and Tom Singleton, and videos by Chris Godber.
We are also very proud to announce that Michael Davis the bassist from the American proto-punk band MC5 will be taking part in the exhibition. As a member of the White Panthers, the far left anti-racist White American political collective, Michael has been supporting a cultural revolution for many years and his input is very much appreciated.
Cross Street, Congleton CW12 4HS