Presentation: Tracey Moberly (UK) – Practice and Politics

Tracey Moberly‘s presentation followed her development as an artist and activist and eventual co-owner of legendary bar/gallery The Foundry.

A lecturer in Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, Tracey is known for the activist nature of her work and the wide variety of materials she works in. She has staged several exhibitions of her work in texts, and recently published the book ‘Text Me Up!’ based on her life and text messages.

Running a background of (mostly lo res) images that visually depict her travels and projects, Tracey talked about her Text Me Up project, which started off as “little sugar rushes” that helped her get through a relationship crisis and have now turned into a book.

Her work as co-owner of The Foundry, her activism taking on companies like Coca Cola and Saatchi & Saatchi (“no issue is too big or too small”) and her commitment to mass participation, social media and the grassroots dissemination of information.