Masculine Objectivity (Pole Clock / Pole Grid)
Digital collage / video collage
Masculine Objectivity (Pole Clock / Pole Grid) is a two-part artwork composed of found images of men posing with poles. The images were found online, largely sourced from bodybuilding and beefcake magazines from the mid to late twentieth Century, and later composed using the poles to establish underlying structures. In the Pole Clock, the poles are animated to become an abstract means for measuring time, while in Pole Grid, the poles are connected to create a networked structure. In both cases, individuals are organized within a group to create an underlying pattern, with the purpose of emphasizing the collective ways in which conceptions of masculinity are formed and transformed.