Aids will be cured in your lifetime. 50% of all marriages fail. Your phone knows everything. Everyone is sad all the time. Your mum got Facebook. Running is cool again. The family
model is changing.
Through the magic of science a virgin can get pregnant. Through the magic of acceptance a
man can marry another person with a penis. But for many people the idea and expense of signing the dotted line to love only one person for the rest of your life is beginning to look like an unnecessary and somewhat archaic prospect. Love is everything. All you need is love (plus roughly £800 a month for rent, food and Oyster card). You donʼt choose love, it chooses you. Thousands of years of cultural tradition encourage us to bed just one other human until the day we die. Five seconds of pop culture encourage us to bed anyone that makes our parts the slightest bit warm. We must find a compromise.
As the world hurls itself closer to singularity and further from an organised God, questions are being posed more often against the basic models of society. We are calling this thing we inherited “late-capitalism”, maybe by naming it this our middle-class cynicism will be just warm enough to start a fire that will inspire that next revolution, the overturning of the middleright, the middle-left, the middle-middle, the middle-middle-middle-middle.
Tim calls himself monogamous. Arvida calls herself polyamourous. Arvida and Tim meet. Tim and Arvida kiss. Discuss.
Mattress is a multi-media installation piece that explores two peoples conflictual views on
relationships, sexuality and public boundaries. Along with video, audio and text based works the artists will live within the gallery space to create an extended platform for discussion, all of which will be streamed live online for the seven day period of the exhibition.
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