For this Beacons Icons & Dykons at the Arnolfini I imagined an off-stage scenario to accompany a famous scene of Pink Narcissus. The piece tells an imagined narrative of real life underpinning the artifice of the film, weaving gems of truth into the fiction.
I was fascinated by the timescale of the film (it took seven years to make) and the trajectory of the director James Bidgood, who's work has inspired many iconic artists.
This piece contains copycat Iconography, garden tools and some slight nudity.
Beacons Icons & Dykons is an anarchic queer and social event; screening film alongside performance, talks and events inspired by celluloid icons. Our Pink Narcissus showing at the Arnolfini also featured Panic Lab and Paul Hurley. You can watch a short video of the night here and listen to the soundscape for my piece below.
Image credits: Carl Newland