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  1. Olivia Plender. Easton String Games, 2016

    Olivia Plender. Easton String Games, 2016

Olivia Plender

Olivia Plender’s research based practice interrogates the ideological framework around the narration of history and more recently changing attitudes to education and value in the contemporary knowledge economy. Plender’s work incorporates performance, video, graphic novels and installation which explore historic movements organised to empower individuals.

Drawing on social history, many of her projects explore different educational models; ranging from main stream examples such as worlds fairs and television, as well as the alternative structures and systems of knowledge production proposed by fringe social and religious movements. Seeking to reveal the social structures in present-day society, Plender also explores assumptions that enforce social hierarchies within our attitudes to education and value.