The Elephant Room with Dylan Fox
Coming soon – Autumn 2020
The Elephant Room with Dylan Fox will be the first in what we hope to be four total instalments of the project. This first edition will be addressing ‘gender’ while also challenging hetero centrism.
Dylan Fox’s practice examines the various barriers the transgender community faces. More specifically he explores the injustice of inefficient healthcare pathways in the UK, bias in media representation and by extension, wider societal views. Fox utilises found objects and printed matter to create works designed to replicate the feelings of frustration felt through his own gender transition, developing scenarios where the public endure a similar experience of ambivalence. Drawing on his research into socially engaged art practices, theories of open form, and queer histories, these scenarios often have a participatory element, aiming to shift public perceptions through dialogue.
Installation View, A Manipulation of Terms, NN Contemporary Art, 2018
The Elephant Room aims to get people within the art world, both audiences and those working in the arts, to think about gender, race, disability and sexuality as areas that remain persistent concerns that require action. The project is also concerned with how representation manifests, looking at how we can diversify in a way that integrates rather than tokenism.
Generously supported with funding from MK Community Foundation