On The Rocks
23 AUGUST u2013 14 SEPTEMBER 2013
TRISTAN HESSING / ANDREW PALMER / JOEY VILLEMONT / STUART WHIPPS
A man should know what he wants from the start.
Decisiveness is an important characteristic that can take you far in life. Be it in the area of work, money or just going on a date, your decisiveness shows confidence and your ability to take charge of situations.
Be firm and fluent.
A real man states what he wants with authority.
A real man doesnu2019t throw his weight around.
Be considered yet confident.
On the rocks is a classic technique aspired to by many and adhered to by few, having your drink u2018on the rocksu2019 is the ultimate way to pitch yourself as the alpha male in a social context. It subsumes a certain lifestyle, success, confidence, wealth and sophistication.
As a symbol of aspiration, u2018on the rocksu2019 brings together four artists who are men, making work, with rocks.
rocks as time, power, energy, wealth, money, strength; a heightened state of reality; as masculinity, reliability, stability; as structure, mass & form, as movement, music, fashion or as a surface, a place or terrain.
This event was part of the Attic programme, an Arts Concil funded project, run by Candice Jacobs from 2013-2014 and Rebecca Ounstead from 2014-2015.