Lou Hubbard, Bore Me, 2007

Single channel video, colour, sound, 12 mins: 24 secs (looped)

Bore Me is an excision, like removing a tick from the family pet. It exploits matter over mind as it uncovers some elemental questions about vicissitudes and ferocity of one's nature: this home truth is born out of persistence, endurance, discipline and technology. Hubbard says:

It is my practice to perform operations on everyday materials, manipulating them into new relationships according to set, formal rules that I invent. This work continues my investigation into the nature of training, submission and subordination and the disciplinary spaces in which subjectivity and knowledge are formed.

My process is DIY, low-fi and positively domestic. Sometimes these strategies are witnessed and captured though a camera lens, resulting in videos that play on photography's power to index untenable actions. Sometimes the actions become sculptural assemblages that are fitted and measured and precariously balanced.