Exhibition of 'Private Dance' in "In View"

David Campbell, Mark Durden, Ian Brown

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

In the video, Private Dance a lap dancer is filmed repeatedly performing her routine to camera, methodically executing her routine, balancing her well-crafted eroticism with obvious boredom. In View is an exhibition that establishes a context from which to explore the tensions and dialogues concerned with the physical act of looking. The gaze holds multiple interpretations, such as the voyeuristic, scopophilic, erotic; and is as much dependant upon the viewer, as that which is being viewed. Each artist challenges us to consider our role as a viewer of the works on display, calling into question our gender, the gender of the artist, and our preconceived understanding of the subject, therefore highlighting the tensions that exist within the topic of the gaze.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventIn View - The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
Duration: 10 Dec 2010 → …

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