Grayson Perry is inviting EU referendum voters to collaborate with him on a Brexit-influenced art project, as part of a new documentary.
Grayson Perry: What Britain Wants (working title) will follow Perry as he uses art to explore Brexiters' and Remainers' perspectives on British national identity.
Perry believes that these are the two great tribes of our time, and wants to compare their hopes, fears and aspirations for the country.
Perry is appealing for the public to get in touch with ideas, images, phrases and photographs, with which he intends to decorate two enormous pots: one for each political camp.
As of now, Perry is accepting contributions on Facebook and Twitter.
Every week for the next ten weeks, Channel 4 will release a short film by Perry, in which he updates viewers on progress, sorts through submissions and asks the public to vote on the pots’ colour, layout and content.
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) January 24, 2017
Then, as the anniversary of the Brexit vote approaches, Channel 4 will broadcast an hour-long documentary tracking the project from first thoughts to finished pots.
It will also feature Perry visiting the most pro-Brexit and pro-Remain parts of the nation.
Grayson Perry said: "I've long said democracy has terrible taste. Am I enough of a strongman to take back control and make pottery great again?"
John Hay, Head of Specialist Factual at Channel 4, said: “I’m delighted to see Grayson turning his mischievous eye on this great theme of our times, and I’m excited to be doing it as a sort of exploded documentary – playing out in real time on our phones for weeks and then wrapped up as a treat for a night in at the end.”
“I have no idea what’s coming, but I look forward to it all the more for that.”
Twitter users can contribute to the project using the hashtags #leavepot and #remainpot and Facebook users can post their thoughts as comments on Perry’s videos.
The two pots will eventually form part of Grayson’s June 2017 exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery.