Mark Dickenson

Untitled (Clothes)

1995

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

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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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