UPCOMING
22 March – 18 May 2024 – I can fit a fist in my mouth, curated by Seán Elder, Cubitt Artists, London, UK

SWAMPS

Image split into three with outdoor shrubbery, blurry pink, black and white bat in flight, caption reads 'so the scent is another things that's a big deal'
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Three channel digital video, 07:00. View SWAMPS on The Tetley website here.

SWAMPS explores public sex and its intersection with disability; the instructions from Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson’s SWAMP (1969); and how bats see/navigate. It  At the core of the research is exploring what queer disabled sex looks like, how queer disabled people can access intimacy, and how bodies are embodied in moving image. How is gender identity, sexual desire, power plays and the currently able-body reproduced in the production of moving image and can this be subverted beyond a shallow form or representation?

Sound by Lucy Johnson
Monologue Owain Harrison
Supported by The Tetley, Cove Park, Creative Scotland, Glasgow International and Love Unlimited.
Thanks to Owain Harrison, Jamie Hudson, Claire Biddles, Lucy Johnson, Nastia Nikolskaya, Thomas Boland, Huw Lemmey, Aitor González, and Annie Crabtree.

screen in thirds with green forest, wooden branches, blurry black, the caption reads 'or sometimes there't the squeak of a trainer'
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screen in thirds with path in green forest, pink veiny surface with bubbles, black and white interior of a lab
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screen in thirds with green grasses, blurry naked male torso, black and white reflections of water on a wall
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