Mark Dickenson Untitled (Clothes) 1995

Artwork details

Artist
Mark Dickenson born 1972
Title
Untitled (Clothes)
Date 1995
Medium Video, monitor, colour and sound
Dimensions Duration: 18 min., 52 sec.
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented anonymously 1997
Reference
T07316
Not on display

Display caption

Filmed in the confined space of a toilet, the artist puts on all the clothes in his wardrobe. The daily ritual of getting dressed is taken to absurd extremes in this repetitive and obsessive performance. Ultimately, the action becomes a test of physical endurance, as the layers of clothing become intolerably hot, and too bulky for Dickenson to move in properly.

September 2004

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