Hilary Powell

Tin Works (2021)


Hilary Powell excavates the structures of enchantment that surround us in collective acts of experimentation and making - from a public production line of an erupting pop-up book history of the London Olympic site to pulling off a Bank Job - setting up a Bank, printing money and exploding debt. Looking behind the scenes of global capitalism she installed herself as artist in residence in a South Wales Tin Works and in Tilbury Docks - reinvigorating early photographic methods to expose and explore questions of labour and value.