The Girls, 'Diamonds and Toads'
Upholstered wardrobe for ‘Diamonds and Toads’. ‘I am a Fantasy’ exhibition in collaboration with Margaret Harrison. The Girls new static performance evokes ill-fated heroines of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. The enchanting tableau gives way to unnerving rumblings. At the PayneShurvell gallery, Shoreditch. 15 April – 21 May 2011.
The Girls are emerging British artist duo Andrea Blood (b. 1975, UK) and Zoë Sinclair (b. 1976, UK), whose collaboration began in 1996 at Central Saint Martins. After a seven year hiatus, The Girls began making new work in 2006. The Girls’ practice focuses on creating private staged tableaux and recording them as self-portrait photography or video. Themes explored include childhood, gender, feminism, women’s relationship with food, Englishness, obsession and eroticism.