8 boys and wanting a girl
The title for the show 'exhibitionists' celebrates the fact that the notion of an exhibition is to show off so why not embrace it. As a year group we picked our best work from the year to exhibit. In my case this was an eery installation commenting on the royal wedding and a typographic piece named '8 boys and wanting a girl' In the pictures above you can see the dark mysterious alcove really heightens the installation's experience.
To see the work in more detail: www.elainebentley.co.uk
The intense hype following the royal wedding led most of the world to stalk the happy couple in some way. On this occasion it was uniquely acceptable to display such erratic stalker-esk behaviour. This blurred the lines between the 10,000 mentally unstable royal stalkers, who continuously hunt and write to the royal family, and us the general public. Welcome to Matha Wilson’s home - a royal stalker obsessed with Prince William. She is plotting to kill Kate Middleton believing the Prince really loves her and is destined to marry her.
'8 boys and wanting a girl'
Inspired by the documentary '8 boys and wanting a girl' we found countless women on numerous online forums all discussing their conflicting feelings about the gender of their next child; and their infatuation with continually trying for a girl after having all boys. Each woman had strong conflicting emotions; ranging from putting on a brave face accepting not ever being able to have a girl to a shocking outpouring of their frustration and grief expressing the fulfilment of their deep desire.