Jeremy Deller
‘The History of the World’

Jeremy Deller, The History of the World, 1997, Diagram for wall painting

‘I drew this diagram about the social, political and musical connections between house music and brass bands — it shows a thought process in action. I later made it into a wall painting. It was about Britain and British history in the twentieth century and how the country had changed from being industrial to post-industrial. It was the visual justifcation for the musical project, Acid Brass. Without this diagram, Acid Brass would not have a conceptual backbone.’ – Jeremy Deller