In 2020 Uncultured Creatives ‘Flashback’ built a digital archive of ‘acid house’ activities manifesting in Blackburn and East Lancashire from 89-91. The archive contains over seven hours of oral histories, exclusive photographs, flyers and ephemera, intended to function as a future archive of a working class phenomenon; in the model of the short films of Mitchell and Kenyon which created a time capsule of 1890’s Northern England.
Uncultured Creatives have extended this research in collaboration with Rough Trade Books and designer Craig Oldham, through a publication that will be released during this years Biennial. Inviting writers to respond to the Flashback archive this publication also features an exclusive collaboration with design studio ‘Dorothy’ who have produced a limited edition print mapping the location of Blackburn parties. Contributors include Adelle Stripe, Fergal Kinney, Jamie Holman, Alex Zawadzki, Anna Wood, Emma Warren and Bob Singh.