Northern Powerhouse, Huddersfield

Gavin Rogers and Ally Standing presented a performance titled “The Northern Powerhouse” at the 4th World Congress of Psychogeography.


“Work Your Body is inspired by an intervention by Ally Standing and Gavin Rogers that took place at the Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography in 2016. Their performance, on the street in Huddersfield (UK), was a response to Dr. Alex Bridger’s walk which questioned the Northern Powerhouse. Rogers and Standing suggested that in postmodernity ‘professionals’, who were no longer able to use up excess energy by working in jobs that required manual labour, worked their bodies in other ways, such as at the gym.” Tina Richardson, 2016

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