Daisy: Manwatching

17 Nov 2012 – 16 Jan 2013

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Opening 7-9pm 17th November. Open by appointment during other times.

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Anthea Hamilton & Julie Verhoeven


'Ahhhm, it's a great honour to be showing in these - in these - incredibly beautiful rooms. Mmm, I dare to think that they are maybe some of the most beautiful exhibition spaces in the world(!) with great history(!) and so showing in these rooms of course, is associating in some way, with all those incredible things which have been shown in these rooms before. Uhhm, what I wanted to do however was to think of them not just as as venerable spaces, but in a way think of the whole, the whole , edifice of of this building as a continuum. So even though this show is described as a retrospective, it (as you will see and realise very quickly) is anything but a retrospective. I feel I have yet some work to make and it doesn't' seem to me to be necessary, to have been necessary, to make a retrospective. So, these two rooms in fact are the only rooms with some retrospect in them and almost everything else in the show is new or made in the last seven or eight years. Ahhmm, what else can I say?? It's been my great honour and pleasure to work with Jean and Adrian who've…. [trails off[] You know, making a show is not a singular, solitary process it involves a lot of dialogue because one's trying to get at a particular form - emotional, even poetic moments, and the subtle changes in what's shown and where it's shown and how it's shown informs all of that and the dialogue's been very important. But - Jean's going to be leading you through the show. I'm not. Thank you. [Under his breath] Thank you all.' Daisy: manwatching A short documentary following the artist Daisy preparing for the opening of his retrospective at The Royal Academy, assisted by his 2 eggy foot soldiers, and man-prop.


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