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SXY LDN - Edward Alderwick, Liv Fontaine and Henry Petrides
20.02.2014 20:30h
mo.ë
SXY LDN - Edward Alderwick, Liv Fontaine and Henry Petrides
 
Screening / the artist is present

London based artists Edward Alderwick, Liv Fontaine and Henry Petrides present a selection of their collection of short films.

Edward Alderwick - The work looks to deconstruct polarised conceptions of masculinity in relation to power; adopting a critical position in order to navigate the ground between ‘the hero’ and ‘the wimp’. A preoccupation with popular culture’s consumption of femininity, and a fascination with the stereotyping of the sexes continues to inform the practice; with performances often focusing on the juxtaposing relationship between camp and endurance.

Liv Fontaine - I am both fascinated and disgusted by the wildness of it all, I immerse myself, indulging willingly until I am knee-deep in shit that I love to hate. The absurdity of my surroundings intrigues me – but drives me to expose the extremities in Western culture from a largely feminist perspective. I am critiquing, but I am paying homage. I want to explore the constant pursuit, the constant ritual concerning the ideal of femininity and hetero-sexiness undertaken by females such as myself. Embodying many of the elements presented to us by the media and celebrity culture as sexy and beautiful, I turn this idea around - my desperate journey for aesthetic sexual perfection (what everyone keeps telling me is totally hot!) seems often to go disastrously wrong!

Henry Petrides - I used to have a certain dislike of the audience, not as individual people, but as a giant body who was judging me. Of course, it wasn’t really them judging me. It was me judging me.
Working with video in a large-scale installation format, my practice relays my interest in the pose of the performer/artist and the corresponding pose of the audience/viewer.
 
 
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