Julian Simmons and Sarah Lucas
SCHQ Electric is pleased to present Julian Simmons and Sarah Lucas’s TAPED UP, 2019. The video documents a conversation between Sarah Lucas and art critic Louisa Buck, filmed amidst the run-up to the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2015.
Directed and produced by Julian Simmons, Sarah Lucas’s partner, the video follows the discussion of Lucas’s preparations for her then upcoming solo presentation I SCREAM DADDIO for the British Pavilion. As the conversation progresses, a workshop assistant gradually tapes Lucas to her chair using parcel tape. The artist’s posture and movement becomes increasingly restricted, creating a scene in which Lucas becomes a living readymade sculpture – redolent of her Bunny sculptures (1997-ongoing), biomorphic forms rendered in tights and fluff to evoke seated female nudes – simultaneously vulnerable and confrontational. One hand alone is left unbound, allowing her to drink or smoke.
Lucas’s inhibited positioning within the mis-en-scène gestures toward subjects that are interwoven throughout her practice, of those confronting conceptions of power, gender, erotics, the body and herself, overlaid with her unique sense of humour and the absurd.
Direction / Camera / Editor : JULIAN SIMMONS
Filmed on location : London Art Workshop 2015
Produced by : JULIAN SIMMONS 2019
16 March - 7 May 2020
62 Kingly Street W1
© Sadie Coles HQ, London
UK at the Venice Biennale, 2015
Filmed at the British Pavilion.
Commissioned by the British Council and produced by Julian Simmons.
Julian Simmons and Sarah LucasTAPED UP SCHQ Electric is pleased to present Julian Simmons and Sarah Lucas’s TAPED UP, 2019. The video documents a conversation between...
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