4:3 HD video and installation
Video duration: Two minutes, 53 seconds.
Exhibited: Zeros+Ones, Arebeit Gallery, London, U.K., 2013
Just Passing By, Chaodou Hutong, Beijing, China (curated by Kirsi Hyotyla), 2012.
Drive-In, Hinter Haus des Meeres, Vienna, Austria (curated by Hannah Barry), 2012.
Drive-In, Bold Tendencies, London, U.K. (curated by Hannah Barry), 2012.
MFA Fine Art Final Show, Goldsmiths, London, U.K., 2012.
In Girls Chewing Ghetto Gum I have composited and coated footage of teenagers chewing plastic in a sickly digital gloss. The imagery becomes repulsive as consumption is taken to its literal extreme. This footage is interspersed with sound-bites of teenagers from Britain and Ireland describing their pound store purchases. As a regular pound shop connoisseur as a teenager, the work is as auto-biographical as it is sociological.
Slideshow of stills from video
Installation views of Girls Chewing Ghetto Gum, Fine Art MFA show, Goldsmiths, 2012: