Mansize, 2017

Video, 140 minute loop; Dims and installation variable.

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Press Release extract:


On a large screen standing in the gallery space plays Mansize (2017), a feature-length film, showing one hundred "Mansize" tissues being pulled one by one from their box. Each tissue gives rise to the next in a series of unique sculptures, forming a simple narrative, marking time from beginning to end. Shifts in speed and pitch serve to dramatise the birth of each tissue from nothing into something absurdly momentous and epic, its ferocious sound engulfing the space before stillness restored temporarily. Since 2017 the long-standing "Mansize" label has been replaced by "Extra Large", thus already marking the film as historically dated and suggesting recent shifts in gender politics sent product designers into a flurry to banish any signifiers of male privilege.