STUDIO 12 | EMILY FLOYD: THE CULTURAL STUDIES READER: 38 TOPICS FOR A GROUP SHOW
Studio 12 Exhibition
Structuring her work around the chapter headings in Simon During’s Cultural Studies Reader, Emily Floyd’s sprawling metropolis, populated by a multitude of rabbits, was a self-conscious cultural landscape proposing ‘38 topics for a group show’. Continuing the artist’s analysis of the ritual relationships between artists and institutions, Floyd’s installation was a self-consciously allegorical work about discourse, power and community. Divided into island groups, the rabbits appeared to be continually thwarted from leaving their designated discourses. Oppressed by the vocabulary of the surroundings, they remained forever subjected to the banality of critique.