Produced following a residency at Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
The artists' studio was transformed into a trashy nightclub inspired by various establishments the artists had visited in Cape Town. Ink drawings made during the residency are shown on the walls. A house DJ and a bouncer were hired for the duration of the private view. The bouncer was instructed to politely prevent anyone from entering the club, a policy he eventually found impossible to enforce.
Working Hard Doing Nothing (2008)
Duration: 5 days
Installation produced following a residency at Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios, London.
A brightly coloured floor reminiscent of a warehouse or game show set; a pair of closed plywood boxes, each with a monitor set into the side showing a live CCTV image of the space within. In the context of a dark-wood panelled room, these elements are juxtaposed with their surroundings, alien, though it is uncertain which belongs and which is the intruder. The work explores the idea of doubling, mirroring, twinning. Each box contains a pair of performers, a male and a female as office workers acting out a series of mundane tasks; identical yet different, and somehow inter-reliant. A red folder appears intermittently in each space, exchanged, as if passed from one to another across an indeterminate distance.
Working Hard Doing Nothing walkaround
conmen Felting tiP (2007)
Mitchell & Norman (2006)
A performative installation produced for the artists' final MA show at the Royal College of Art.
A two-part work: a full-scale, semi-realistic domestic landing space was built in the gallery, which the viewer was encouraged to enter; in another - inaccessible - space off-site was a constructed warehouse/storeroom occupied by the artists, playing the roles of workers, performing ambiguous yet familiarly mundane tasks. This was shown via live link CCTV on a monitor located outside the landing space in the gallery.
Celestial Cloud II, IV (2003)
Mixed media installation
Duration: 10 hours/2 days
An entirely fabricated office space constructed in false perspective, in which the artists performed the roles of workers carrying out mundane and repetitive tasks whilst being watched by the viewer via a CCTV camera linked to a monitor outside the space.