Benefit Supervisor Sleeping

Photo London 

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May 2018

Benefit Supervisor Sleeping 2017 - Width: 265.4cm | Height: 132cm | Depth : 80cm
Corten steel structure, TV Screens, Displaying Moving Image.
Link to video of sculpture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IEesyL6YEE

Colbert uses 3D technology to zoom in on discrete observations of Sue Tilley. Slowing down footage and stretching the encounter between artist and subject, Colbert’s work uses technology to extend the gaze. She lulls the viewer into a sense of comfort and familiarity by offering up a well-known nude, and just as they allow their gaze to prod and pry, Sue suddenly opens her eyes. The subject becomes the object. 
 

“I like the idea of turning the tables. Subverting the male gaze. Sue is now looking at us.”