Having recently returned 'home' to England after a long period abroad I find myself no longer a 'native' but somewhat of an outsider. The outsider's wider perspective brings into clearer focus the 'hidden in plain view' established rituals, codes and networks of power that weave our cloth of national identity and give an individual a sense of belonging. 'Competitive Start' is centred on the English 'need' for competition and comparison. Exploring the difficult line between instilling ambition, self-confidence and 'how to play the game' and planting the seed of future feelings of inadequacy and insecurity - as self worth is set up to be dependent on what others achieve.
Grant Archer • Claire Clutterbuck • Kristianne Drake • Jenna Garrett • Maria Gruzdeva • Jacopo Maino • Marcio Mascarenhas • Claudia Mozzillo • Vilma Pimenoff • Hela Shamash • Rasmus Vasli • Jessica Zerbel •