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

slope-tend-big

a man in a baseball cap dances bathes in pink light
Digital photograph

Shown at Grand Union in November 2016. Installation including digital video, digitally printed fabric curtain, pride flag bean bags, powder coated steel trough, free contraceptives provided by local sexual health charity with information and leaflets, digital print, wall painting, and a programme of activity in the gallery. The programme of activity included an in-conversation between myself and Kim McAleese, a residency for queer collective Queerzone3000, a film screening (of works by Jamie Crewe, Moyra Davey, Christopher Kirubi, Paul Maheke, Alex Padfield, Marlon T. Riggs and Rehana Zaman), a screening of Derek Jarman and Ron Pecks ‘Will you Dance With me?’, a panel discussion with ethnomusicologist Dr Luis-Manuel Garcia, Fierce Festival director Aaron Wright, Queerzone300, and Kim McAleese, as well as a celebratory party. This was accompanied by a text by Kim McAleese and an essay ‘The order of celluloid nights’ by Laura Guy pdf downloadable here.

Pink image of screen on a stand, beanbag seating and hexagonal wall painting
Installation detail, slope-tend-big, 2016 at Grand Union, photo by Patrick Dandy.
Pink image of screen on a stand, beanbag seating and hexagonal wall painting
Installation detail, slope-tend-big, 2016 at Grand Union, photo by Patrick Dandy.
Pink image of large curtain with purple image of a dancing man leaning back hand on chest
Installation detail, slope-tend-big, 2016 at Grand Union, photo by Patrick Dandy.
Pink image of orange trough with painted purple programme of activity on the wall
Installation detail, slope-tend-big, 2016 at Grand Union, photo by Patrick Dandy.
Pink image of three people sat at a large desk full of electronic equipment with a poster painted with QUEERZONE3000 behind them
Installation detail, slope-tend-big, 2016 at Grand Union, photo by Patrick Dandy.
Pink image of orange trough full of packets of condom, lube and dental dams
Installation detail, slope-tend-big, 2016 at Grand Union, photo by Patrick Dandy.
Pink image of screen on a stand, beanbag seating and photograph pinned on the back wall
Installation detail, slope-tend-big, 2016 at Grand Union, photo by Patrick Dandy.