Sweeping the 1920s depression and racism under the rug by listening to jazz music, this installation was made for Rhythm & Reaction, an exhibition at Two Temple Place, London.
At the time racism drove many of the high end clubs to favour privilege white musicians over black, meaning some of the very best jazz players were prevented from preforming on the stages they deserved.

Viewers have to walk over the installation to advance to the second half of the exhibition, creating an uncomfortable sensation. Every step is a headline from each year of the depression that adds historic context for school children attending the museum. 

The 3 layer pattern was screenprinted by hand rather than UV printed to experience the patient long hours one puts in to learn a musical instrument. 
© 2021 Julie-Anne Pugh