Pressure - Edward Thomasson (2016)
Wednesday 23 November
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The first screening in Scotland of London-based artist Edward Thomasson’s work, including Pressure, his latest video. Moving between a massage class, an office space and a sexual role play the work looks at how people voluntarily allow themselves to be used by others. This will be accompanied by a number of his earlier videos and a collaboration with Lucy Beech.
Thomasson shall also be giving a talk at the Edinburgh College of Art earlier in the day. Click here to find out more.
Edward Thomasson’s videos explore how performance is used to navigate personal, interpersonal and occupational problems in contemporary life. His narrative-based works are performed by groups of trained and untrained actor and often employ song to describe the spoken and unspoken rules of social interaction.
His recent performance and solo exhibitions have been held at locations including David Roberts Art Foundation Studio, Chisenhale Gallery and Southard Reid. He has participated in the Nina Stewart Artist Residency Programme, the LUX Associate Artists Programme, the Chisenhale Gallery CREATE Residency and the David Roberts Art Foundation Studio Residency. He studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Slade School of Fine Art.
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Public Relations (with Lucy Beech)
Followed by a Q&A with Thomasson led by Naomi Pearce.