Leissle and Sharkey
He Is Not What You Want Him To Be
Leissle 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 •