July 31, 2019

What will you do?

Matt Spratt, 25

This work explores the notion of escapism and the joy of performance.

When I walk through Glasgows city centre at night past the karaoke bars I smile because each participant is giving their all in a moment of pure joy, outwith whatever is happening in their own lives.

The image presented in the print removes any figures, thereby leaving the narrative autonomous. But the spotlights are on and the microphone is ready. Who is going to perform is for the viewer to decide. The question I ask in the image, is about the nature of performance. Would you participate/engage/view? This point is elevated in order to reflect on how we navigate other areas in life.

What will you do?, 2018Screen print on MDF420mm x 297mm