Project Description

Cheapside Show was an Arts Council funded project and was a site specific multi disciplinary exhibition, at The Edge, Cheapside, Birmingham. I collaborated with Angel Stripe and together we made video pieces that reflected the animal/insect life that existed alongside the humans in that part of Birmingham. We created an intimate cinema that looked like a rat trap, baited with sugar mice. Inside we showed a reel of films titled, Pitter Patter. For my films I did a pastiche of Tom and Jerry, making a tiny mouse home, complete with a dead mouse. The broom is made of a stick bound with cat whiskers that I had been collecting from my pet cats. I also created a film showing bush crickets, that look like cockroaches spilling through plug sockets and feasting on what looks like a party buffet for children.