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Ghost Rope

By  Paul Newman 2023

Paul Newman Ghost Rope, live performance, 02 June 2023, photograph Marcin SZ

A live 40 min performance, part of a solo exhibition / residency 'In Ruin' for Stryx Gallery in Birmingham, June 2023. Wearing a fractured mirror man mask (a prop from a previous performance called Time Piece) In this version the character follows a HIIT exercise class on You Tube. The work explored themes of repetition, compulsion and failed desires in a psychological extension of the title of the show which also explored the theme of ruins from art history Romantic era landscape painting as well as modern urban regeneration. In Ruin was the exhibition outcome from Stryx 2023 Residency Program Pressure Cooker: Soup VI

Paul Newman Ghost Rope, live performance, 02 June 2023, photograph Marcin SZ

Paul Newman Ghost Rope, live performance, 02 June 2023, photograph Marcin SZ

Paul Newman Ghost Rope, live performance, 02 June 2023, photograph Marcin SZ

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