7 Apr 2019

Waiting for Brexit

From Standing Room Only, 12:38 pm on 7 April 2019
Peter Wareing Suspended Agency film still

Peter Wareing Suspended Agency film still Photo: supplied

The working class London suburb of Dagenham voted overwhelmingly for Britain to leave the EU.  But, like the rest of the country, voters simply weren't prepared for what happened - or didn't happen - next.

Expat artist Peter Wareing aims to capture the sense of paralysis and numbness many of them are feeling, in a 70 minute long film installation called Suspended Agency that's now showing in New Zealand.

Lynn Freeman asked Peter what first drew him to Dagenham:

Suspended Agency has just opened at the Govett Brewster in New Plymouth.