Avril Corroon works across moving image, performance, sculpture, and food to explore contemporary lived experience. Previous work has explored precarious living conditions, the housing crisis or labour exploitation. In performing as the Air B&B logo from a city rooftop, making cheeses from mould collected from rented apartments, or covertly filming whilst working in a restaurant, Avril’s work combines absurd humour and political insight to form compelling visual narratives. In recent works Avril has incorporated ephemeral materials and subtle forms such as fragrances, touch and perishable food to produce works that are intense examinations of the body and its conditioning through modern life.
27-30 cheese wheels, 4 commercial chillers/fridges, 32" TV, 4K film, duration 9 minutes
At TACO! Avril is developing a new project that explores damp and breath as a material for sculpture and portraiture. Working with local residents Avril will explore how an artwork work can be made from humidity and damp within the context of Covid. The project is informed by Avril’s research into historic housing activism in London and the subject of damp as a galvanising issue for communities in excercising political agency.
Wish You Were Here (2017) performance still, Temple Bar Gallery view into AirB&B