13 January – 24 February 2018
Selected works on paper, acrylic paint on cut tissue paper, 50-minute looped soundtrack, stained ash wood seat. Featuring Kissing Seat commissioned by Grand Union, Birmingham (2017)
‘Interior Report presents a discussion around sex, loneliness, and relationships. Exploring inner and outer worlds, Green creates rhythms between image, sound, and object and probes at both intimate, internal realms and ornate architectural spaces around us.
Central to Interior Report is a series of paintings on paper. Acting as vignettes describing moments of intimacy and encounter, each work combines semi-figurative shapes with descriptions written in pencil, inviting the viewer into a moment of erotic intimacy. Pictorially the images take an unconventional, non-perspective view, either looking down, as if floating over a scene, or looking up, to surrounding architecture, rendering the experiences as diagrams or plan views. Together the scenes portray a range of encounters with varying levels of emotional connection, from online communication to face to face companionship.
The dichotomy between contact or lack of contact with another is repeated in Kissing Seat (2017), a stained Ash wooden bench inviting two people to sit next to each other but facing in opposite directions, so close that simply turning their heads together would invite a kiss.
Green’s voice is literally at the centre of the exhibition in the form of Gift of Tongues (2017), a 50-minute recorded soundtrack made in collaboration with artist Simon Bayliss, constantly looped throughout the gallery featuring music Green has made in collaboration with Rory Pilgrim (The Brilliant State) Dawn Bothwell (Charm Offensive) and Simon Bayliss (Splash Addict). Consisting of spoken lyrics and field recordings; the sound of heels on a train platform, singing in spaces with high acoustic properties, the drum of rain on glass windows mixed into a repetitive dance beat, Gift of Tongues (2017) is a wandering, unfurling soundscape of different moods and moments’ – Workplace press release, 2018.
Photos: Workplace Gallery