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Heather Phillipson

immediately and for a short time balloons weapons too-tight clothing worries of all kinds

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Artist
Heather Phillipson
Title
immediately and for a short time balloons weapons too-tight clothing worries of all kinds
Year
2013
Duration
15 min 23 s
Format & Technical

Single channel, HD Video, Colour, Sound

And the world of today? What impression does that make on the visitor?

Thanks for voting with your flesh and being here. immediately and for a short time balloons weapons too-tight clothing worries of all kinds, Heather Phillipson’s new video installation, is a personal welcome. Let’s have a surprise party in the roll-on pictures, the peel-off noises, the violent shaving.

Today is your day to re-view the scenery. It’s time to scrape around in the grime and bric-a-brac – the undertones, overtones and decorative elements. Try not to absorb the painted, collaged and digitally enhanced vistas. Dig into the sensations. How does it all connect? How does it feel? How about that facial?

immediately and for a short time balloons weapons too-tight clothing worries of all kinds is a process of stripping back and re-application, touched up by language. Language is a pervasive oral contagion: now wash your hands / learn to relax / please report any suspicious images.

This world is constructed of layers. Things come and go. There are multiple entrances. Briefly, we are drawn into an escapade that scrubs us down/fills us up. Are we here, are we actually doing it?

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