1 March — 30 April
We are delighted to present a new online commission by Phoebe Banks which is available to view online from 1 March – 30 April. This screening will be accompanied by an online discussion with the artist on Thursday, 21 March at 7pm. Book your free place here.
‘Girl in the Pub Toilet’ (2023) tells the story of a chance encounter between two strangers on a night out. Depicting a scene of fleeting, intense intimacy, the work considers the women’s toilet in clubs and pubs as a site of heightened empathy and connection. The film touches on themes of emotional indulgence and isolation, and sits within a wider body of work by Phoebe exploring grief in a social context.
The work was commissioned as part of LUX Scotland’s Aberdeen programme and was supported by Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding.
Image description: A colour film still showing an image of three toilet cubicles, taken at an angle. The walls are tiled white and the floor is dark purple. The door frames are painted black and are slightly worn with age.
Phoebe Banks is an Aberdeen based artist whose work intersects writing, sculpture, and video. She is interested in playful forms of functionality, creating works as tools for a specific purpose. Video is used to activate a piece of writing or object, exploring simplistic ideas to an exaggerated degree. Ultimately Phoebe’s practice is something that brings her joy by giving space and significance to otherwise fleeting notions or moments. Phoebe works collaboratively within collective Tactics for Togetherness and artist duo CUSP.
Supported by Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding.