Cosmic Dancer [Billy] (2022)
Cosmic Dancer [Billy], 2022
Kinetic installation, handmade stuffed lycra puppet; lycra, thread, stuffing, metal taps, chord, gymnastic rings.
Billy (2022) a lifesize puppet of young Billy Elliot taken from the eponymous film from 2000. The sculpture is taken from the scene with the aspiring dancer dancing on the roof, clicking his heels together, shoving two fingers up to the world as his brother watches from behind their net curtains. Finding the ultimate escapism through dance.
(Installation View. Slugtown, Newcastle, UK)