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Commmissioned for Whitechapel Gallery Creative Connections artist residency programme.
Created at the end of a one year residency in a London secondary school Superboy captures a young superhero’s solitary movement around the school unconfined by lessons or school regulations.
The occasional hum of background studies breaks through, making evident the video was shot during school hours and emphasising the freedom of the masked hero in contrast to his class bound peers.
The willingness of the schoolboy who undertook the role and the delicate balance between imposed structure and improvised play of the filming process exemplifies the working relationship between the artist and the subject.