Staging the lifeclass (through Maradona)
A residency project undertaken at Dorich House, the former home and studio of sculptor Dora Gordine. The house itself can be seen as a platform constructed by Gordine in 1936 for the staging of her artwork. She implicated herself as a character within a carefully choreographed 'client' experience, centred on her sculptures and built into the architecture of the house. The character of Maradona was introduced as subject/object as a reaction or a catalyst. A series of three 'life classes' were staged at Dorich House.
Considering the abject (as represented by Maradona and/or by tracksuits) as a breakdown of conventional structures or hierarchies, my work subverted the concept of the life class by cheating. 'Cheating' the life class meant avoiding drawing. For me this began by appropriating the drawing of others through the use of carbon paper inserted under their drawing. From here it snowballed:
Video with sound: To each his own fear [01:48]