In Britlins, Scott King and Matthew Worley propose a template for a whole new society.
Can you remember:
- When you could leave your back door unlocked?
- When we all ‘mucked in together’?
- When summer seemed to last forever?
Britlins is the vision of The Conglomerate, a select group of maverick MPs, self-made businessmen, and ageing celebrities, who want to turn back the clock on Broken Britain and restore it to the magical days of their youth.
Drawing on a collective nostalgia for the micro-societies that were 1970s holiday camps, The Conglomerate is determined that their past shall be your future.
This exhibition is located on the tenth floor of Thames Tower, a newly redeveloped office block situated directly opposite Reading railway station.
Entrance is free.
Opening times: 12.00pm to 6.00pm, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Read a review of the exhibition by Owen Hatheley in Dezeen, July 2017
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Review by Michael Hampton in Art Monthly 409: September 2017
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