Jordan Baseman, 'Good Afternoon National Grid'

Jordan Baseman's commission is made from a series of recorded telephone calls to the National Grid, combined with the soundtrack of a promotional industrial film from British Nuclear Fuels Limited and another industrial film from General Electric.

The work looks at the change in our relationship with power and electricity: from a position of hope and limitless electrical capability to our current stance of threat, uncertainty and destruction. We have moved from the bravado of the nuclear age to a state of high anxiety about our future capabilities. This highly edited work is full of menace and doom (after an initially bright start) and reflects our insecurity about the future that we have created through our consumption driven lifestyles.

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