De-constructing Mens’ Business Suits

This body of work across sculpture , installation, video and performance, looks at gender, power and identity, through my interference with and manipulation of mens’ business suits. The iconic status of the suits and its default attachment to power, is subverted through different forms of deconstruction: cutting and shredding with a scalpel, fraying, picking apart, sanding, drilling. Humour and humiliation occurs with the thick lick of applied mascara and the pockets of suit trousers are filled with plaster to hang heavy like udders.


review by Christine Stringfellow