Wednesday 14 May 2014

Review of Helen Benigson: Late Night Supermarket Shopping Live at Tenderpixel

Helen Benigson: Late Night Supermarket Shopping Live
Tenderpixel, 10 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE
9 May – 7 June 2014
Lured in by a female weightlifter performing in the window, once inside Helen Benigson’s Late Night Supermarket Shopping Live, it is like being in a parallel universe. Psychedelic pinks and fluorescent yellows spin from the kaleidoscopic film projections, depicting bikini clad women dancing, nipples with displaced mouths moving over them, bare midriffs and beach scenes. Sanitary protection, treadmills, group therapy sessions. All things which might play a role in the modern woman’s life. A voiceover declares repeatedly: “That’s so awkward!” and “That’s really intimate!” The figures are in an in-between state: part real, part computer generated. And the action spills over from the screen into the gallery space itself, where a pink yoga mat lays ready for use, and two small screens, with invitingly tropical beach resort imagery, are bedecked with sushi.

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