John Gerrard: WESTERN FLAG (SPINDLETOP, TEXAS) 2017


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WESTERN FLAG (SPINDLETOP, TEXAS) 2017

A new commission by artist John Gerrard from Channel 4’s Man-Made Planet. Depicting as a real-time simulation, the now barren and exhausted site of the first major oil find, ”Lucas Gusher” in Spindletop, Texas. From April 21–27 ”Western Flag” will display on the the Edmond j. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House, WC2R 1LA London.

The work will interrupt Channel 4’s broadcast schedule in bursts over 24hrs starting 9pm on April 23rd and stream live and continuously at all4.com/westernflag.