donderdag 14 februari 2008

Steven Laurie


Through using the suburban backyard/garage as a platform, I am investigating the ideas, images, and behaviors that are culturally ascribed to masculine identity and ‘manly’ performance. The framework of the suburban backyard within this body of work provides an interesting tension that highlights the slippages within the normative ideas/constructs of labor and leisure, gendered identity and performance. My current studio practice involves modifying and tuning gas powered machines that meld impetuous activity with the concepts of labour and leisure. Through performing demonstrations of these machines, I use the byproducts of sound, smell and performance to provoke discussion and reaction.
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