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Elliot Dodd produces a new 4K digital film for his first solo show at Zabludowicz Collection
Elliot Dodd, The Manbody, 2017, 4K digital film.


LONDON.- In drawings, sculptures, videos and computer animations, Elliot Dodd responds to the brash and awkward nature of consumer products and contemporary masculinity. His work uses diverse points of reference, both contemporary and historical, to reflect on the fundamentals of human desire as they are shaped through channels of technology, emerging as hyper-smooth surfaces and absurd objects.

For his first solo exhibition, The Manbody, Dodd has produced a new 4K digital film that borrows its stylistic structure from Hip Hop music and commercial promotional videos. The focus is on a conversation between two characters, seated in a luxury people carrier in an underground car park. One of the characters, wearing a camouflage jump suit, is immersed in playing a Sony Playstation VR system throughout. The Manbody forms part of Dodd’s ongoing research into the status and function of Virtual Reality technology.

Plato’s Timaeus, written c. 360 BC, forms the starting point of the script, a dialogue that addresses both the nature of being and base bodily functions from a hyper-masculine viewpoint. Dodd’s fascination lies in how such an all-encompassing worldview meshes together the messy details of organic matter with a longing for a system of universal order. Dodd reformats his sources through precise text and video editing and the use of computer generated avatar masks overlaying the filmed footage. The overall effect is of a reformed reality in which many constituent parts - language, music, animation and filmed footage - are layered and stacked into a fluid and shifting new shape.

Zabludowicz Collection Invites is a programme of solo presentations by UK-based artists who do not currently have representation by a UK commercial gallery.

Elliot Dodd (B. 1978 Jersey, Channel Islands) lives and works in London. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools, London 2013–16. Previously he completed his BA at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL London 1998-2002. Recent exhibitions include: Virtually Real, collaboration with HTC, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2017; Semi Self Reflections, Rockelmann &, Berlin, 2017; SUNDAY Art Fair solo presentation, London, 2016; Event Horizon, Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, 2014; Switch, Baltic, Gateshead, 2012; Pluscom, Milton Keynes Gallery, 2013; Ear Found, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, 2012.





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