Ian Haig
April 3rd, 2015 – April 25th, 2015

Strange Neighbour is pleased to present Video Nasty, a solo exhibition by Ian Haig.

The mutating conditions of the body overwhelm our screens; from television, cinema, the mobile phone and computer screen. The materiality of the body is ever present on screen – the history of Hollywood, is the history of the body – so intimate is a our relationship with the screen it can be considered an extension and outgrowth of our own biology. The screen becomes a projection of our desires, obsessions and perversions. Video Nasty presents a range of screen bodies and bodily screens.

Taking its name from the term coined to describe violent horror films of the 1980’s, Video Nasty presents the idea that the screen along with the technology of video are implicitly connected to the body, taking the spectator into previously unseen somatic and visceral dimensions of screen bodiliness.

To download the exhibition catalogue please click here.

  • 'Meat Friends on the internet' 2014, video, dimensions variable

  • 'The Screen of Flesh (detail)' 2015, silicon, fiberglass, dimensions variable

  • 'Another Brutally Satisfying Video' 2014, video, dimensions variable

  • 'Video Nasty' Installation view, 2015

  • 'The Screen of Flesh' 2015, silicon, fiberglass, 620 x 500 x 30 mm

  • 'Video Nasty' Installation view, 2015

  • 'Fleshify the World' 2014 (detail), installation photograph