Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller has directed a documentary that dives deep into the rave scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s, tracing lines between the musical, cultural and political significance of acid house and illegal raves.
Everybody in the Place is the second of a four-part film project presented by Frieze and Gucci, Second Summer of Love, which examines the enduring impact and worldwide expansion of electronic music and youth culture. Directed by conceptual, installation and video artist Jeremy Deller, the film pulls together rare and unseen archive material to make connections that frame the explosion of acid house and the illegal rave scene as central to wider changes in British society and politics, drawing lines from warehouse raves to protest movements while painting rave culture as “the fulcrum for a generational shift in British identity, linking industrial histories and radical action to the wider expanses of a post-industrial future.” The documentary references influential producers and parties, including A Guy Called Gerald and Danny Rampling‘s legendary Shoom.
Jeremy Deller’s ‘Everybody in The Place’ will be available on BBC iPlayer until September.
“With Everybody in the Place, the Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller upturns popular notions of rave and acid house, situating them at the very centre of the seismic social changes that reshaped 1980s Britain.”BBC iPlayer