Leissle and Sharkey
He Is Not What You Want Him To BeLeissle and Sharkey are a collaborative duo based in London. Their practise has developed into a study of humanity and particularly the male form. 'He Is Not What You Want Him To Be' intimately explores a young man's mental and physical state through performance and conversations with classical imagery. The series confronts the view with a disparity between what they want and expect from the male body and the contemporary realities of masculinity. Posing as a fluid exploration of self, the series plays out a tension between direction and imagination, placing the viewer in a state of dissatisfaction and a degree of confusion. It is full of desire, it is full of thirst, but its subtle imperfections leave you wanting more.
Callum Agnew Matilde Araoz Ellis Paloma Brackston Serena Brown Molly Budd Hannah Detnon Rebecca Dudley Millie Elliot Lauren Fearn Effie Gridley Louie Halpin Parr Zoe Harrison Adam Hurst Caterina Lombardi Emma Pearce Eloise Scott Leissle and Sharkey