Performing Identity; The Politics of Diversity, and the City: June 23rd 2016, a defining moment in British history is marked on the political geography of the City of Brighton. The British referendum (Brexit) was the way in which the British vote found a way to articulate the anxieties of the unheard voices situated outside Westminster’s political centre. In that moment the invisible aberration of national differences between people was brought into plain sight.
“When the history moment is right, the unconscious speaks its own mind” To All Appearances – Herbert Blau.
Nationhood is a still image, in constant motion asserting itself through the palpable discomfort of the residents of this City. This project sets out to examine the performative nature of identity both as it augments and, redefines itself in the context of this political moment.