Installation, featuring Slow Burn (tendril) (2017), 12 x 10 metre length dip-painted acrylic paint on bondage rope, knots, steel fixings

Slow Burn (2017) 12 x 10 metre lengths dip-painted bondage rope, knots, steel fixings; Sun on your skin, that kind of feeling (2017) coloured gel on fluorescent lights; Relief Relief (2017) acrylic paint on tissue paper

Adam (2017) acrylic on paper, 29 x 42cm (L); Oliver (2017) acrylic on paper, 29 x 42cm (R)

Slow Burn (tendril) (2017) (detail)

Slow Burn (threshold) (2017) 12 x 10 metre length dip-painted acrylic paint on bondage rope, knots, steel fixings; Gift of tongues (2017) wall mounted speakers, 50 minute soundtrack

Relief Relief (2017) acrylic paint on layered tissue paper

Slow Burn (swag) (2017) (detail)

Slow Burn (ornament) (2017) (detail)

Slow Burn (2017) 12 x 10 metre length dip-painted acrylic paint on bondage rope, knots, steel fixings; Relief Relief, acrylic on tissue paper (2017); Gift of tongues (2017) wall mounted speakers, 50-minute looped soundtrack

Kissing Seat (2017) Stained ash wood

Gift of tongues (2017) wall mounted speakers, 50 minute soundtrack; Bruno (2017) acrylic on paper, 29 x 42cm

Bruno (2017) acrylic on paper, 29 x 42cm

Slow Burn (pause) (2017) 12 x 10 metre length dip-painted bondage rope, knots, steel fixings

PLEASURE IS A WEAPON

Solo exhibition at Grand Union, Birmingham (2017).

Acrylic paint on cotton rope, tissue paper and watercolour paper, steel fixings, stained ash wood seat, lighting gels, 2-speaker looped soundtrack made in collaboration with Simon Bayliss (50’00”). Listen to soundtrack HERE.

‘Pleasure is a Weapon is the first UK solo exhibition by artist Susie Green. Working in a range of media across sculpture, performance and painting, this presentation celebrates the body as a site for pleasure and politics.

The installation of sound, objects and painted works that make up Pleasure is a Weapon probe at feelings and recollections surrounding both immediate and remote sexual intimacy. Green’s typically economic use of materials enmeshes with her preoccupation with fetish and form to create an environment in which feelings are inhabited through the ornamental and physical properties of materials.

Not only an exercise in re-presenting desire but also an attempt to indulge corporeal pleasures, the space of the exhibition invites a sensual encounter between artist, object and viewer’.

 

Supported by Arts Council England

Cover image: Exhibition flyer designed by An Endless Supply

Photos: Patrick Dandy