Wall Support, 1977, 16mm, b/w.

Body Works series: One of a series of works in which the artist uses his body to perform a series of 'actions' periodically over a lifetime, using still and moving image to record the event...

“George Saxon’s early work is durational and physical. There is a sense of venting anger and cruelty, whether he drips molten plastic onto a live audience in the video performance Spectacular Anonymity (1 & 2) (1978), or thuds his head against a wall in the film Wall Support (1977).

Extract by Anna Thew, from ‘A Directory of British Film & Video Artists’’,
edited by David Curtis

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