The Breathing Factory by Mark Curran



A project by Mark Curran is presented as part of the main programme of FORMAT 2013.

Curated by Louise Clements (Artistic Director QUAD Derby & FORMAT)

With a title inspired by a widely utilised flexible economic management model responsive to the needs and demands of the global market which is intended to be implemented not only at the level of the factory floor but to extend to the nation state itself, The Breathing Factory, critically addresses the role and representation of labour and global labour practices in this newly industrialised landscape as manifest in manufacturing and technology.

The theme of this edition is FACTORY: Mass Production in the city which founded the world's first ever factory. The complete programme includes exhibitions by Brian Griffin, Polly Braden, Archive of Modern Conflict, Edward Burtynsky, Erik Kessels, Ien Teh, Simon Roberts, Alinka Echeverria, Martin Cregg, Darek Fortas, Rob Ball and Ken Grant amongst others.

Chocolate Factory (John Street via Siddels Road, Derby DE1 2LX, UK)

Thursday, March 7th, 6 PM and continues until April 7th, 2013