Deadweight —

2000


…you sit on white and blue beanbags that are emblasoned with the names of boxers Sonny Liston, Mike Spinks, George Carpentier – all of whom lost big title matches. Wall texts describe their tragic bouts; they could be recounting Homeric battles. ‘The fight turned against him. One minute into Round Six a right uppercut sent him down and out.’

Martin Herbert, Time Out, October 3-10, 2001


Deadweight, text & object. A series of unique beanbags filled to the weight of a boxer on the night he was knocked out. Players Dundee Contemporary Arts with curatorial support from Katrina Brown.