The Desk Studies (2020)

The Desk Studies are a series of webcam performances, staged behind a desk and conducted by the artist’s
alter ego ‘Mr Suit’. Through the use of characterisation Dick chooses to live within a stereotype in order to subvert its social rule.

 

The Desk Studies acts as a reaction to our current socio-political climate: the series is made of a total of 31 performances, conducted over the course of January 2020 and cultivating on the 31/01/20, the same day as the Brexit withdrawal. Through a variety of repetitive acts or games of endurance, Dick explores ideas of banality and absurdity to ultimately question the structures of our complex contemporary world. 

The Desk Studies: Balloon

(2020, Video Still)

The Desk Studies: I Am Mr Suit and I Just Ate a Veggie Burger

 (2020, Video Still)

The Desk Studies: An Act With Tape 

(2020, Video Still)

The Desk Studies: Ring My Bell 

(2020, Video Still)