PRESSURE, DIGITAL VIDEO WITH SOUND, 14 MINUTES, 2016
Pressure explores how feelings are managed and organised in mutually beneficial relationships. Constructed and recorded on the set of My play, Volunteers, the video employs spoken word and song to describe three fictional situations in which people voluntarily allow themselves to be used as supports for other people in order for them to maintain balance. TWO MEN move through a bdsm ROLE-PLAY, AN EMPLOYER IS COERCED INTO TAKING ON EXTRA WORK by her boss AND A WOMAN VOLUNTEERS AS A BODY FOR A MASSAGE TRAINING CLASS.
The production of pressure was supported by the elephant trust. It was presented in my exhibition 'other people' at southard reid, london in 2016.
johnathon p watts' review of other people in artforum, november 2016