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

parasitical and parasocial 

iPhone on charge on a gallery floor with a karaoke lyric video playing

I took part in Group Occupation III, an ESP group residency supported by Eastside Projects at The New Art Gallery Walsall in July and August 2015. The other participants were Andrew Gillespie, and Dr Grace Williams. Whilst I was there I thought about how people use and hack various public spaces, selfies and sexting, karaoke and forms of a being a fan, or put another way forms of artistic production that are parasitical and parasocial.

a4 watercolour painting of flowers on a glass door
a4 printouts of text on a glass door
scanned and dirtied printout of photo of hand holding a phone taking a selfie
scanned and dirtied printout of photo of hand holding a phone taking a selfie
scanned and dirtied printout of a screengrab of posting an image to instagram
glitching image of hand holding open a Félix González-Torres book on a glossy wooden table, the photograph is half obscured by the glitch
glitching image of hand holding open a Félix González-Torres book on a glossy wooden table, the photograph is half obscured by the glitch
glitching image of hand holding open a Félix González-Torres book on a glossy wooden table, the photograph is half obscured by the glitch