Wedgwoodderrière - 2021
Artist Darren Neave. Video & photography by Stuart Shackleton. Music by Karelle + Kuntur (half speed).
Work in progress, a video/photographic process of sublimation and the object. My obsession with Wedgwood continues with bricolage and absurd appropriation. WARNING: Adult Content.
Lockdownpantsdown - 2020
Artist Darren Neave. Video & photography by Stuart Shackleton. Music by Perfume Genius.
A piece made whilst in 'Lockdown' assessing my belongings all over the home. Underwear, pants, tighty-whities, briefs and y-fronts are in excess in my wardrobe. Why do we obsess over these garments? This piece only showcases a small amount, I liked the idea of wearing so many that I didn't feel 'raunchy' - just 'ridiculous' - to the point I could hardly walk let alone dance! Whilst away from my friends, colleagues and family - who cared what I looked like, what I wore, what I did, where and when?
Travelodgetrance - 2017
Artist Darren Neave. Video & photography by Stuart Shackleton. Music edited to include breathing by artist.
The rooms within this hotel chain utilise similar layouts, colour schemes and furniture - I wanted to ‘un-brand’ the space and layer it with lights, colour and atmosphere, then strip off and dance away… a space to be myself, to escape…at least until checkout.