Unbagged: Contemporary art in a shopping bag.

This unconventionally gritty, short documentary explores the conflicting power dynamics art always finds itself in and what that means for an artist trying to get recognised in the modern age. 

The story is told through the experiences of the frequently ‘masked in plastic’ Wolverhampton artist the ‘Baglord’ and his band. The politically-charged home studio band reveal their conflicts between losing yourself to commercialism and producing art they actually want to create.

It resembles the well known tale of the struggling artist against a world that makes it unprofitable to be one. Where the artist is often pushed into becoming a product in a battling attempt to make ends meet – political and ethical values often held by artists are challenged by desires to succeed.

 

 

 


Featured image by Wiktoria Wisniewska
Edited by Robert Wallace & Annika Loebig