Skip navigation

The Aliens Back

Christopher Bennie
2007

The Aliens Back is a video of a shirtless man in a domestic setting. In it we see the artist slowly tensing and contorting his back muscles into bizarre and abstract forms. Cropped from just above his shoulders to his lower back, the video displays the artist's torso in a sculptural way. The degree of abstraction created through the muscular contortions warps any relationship to traditional figural beauty. Instead, the shapes that emerge within the close-cropped frame, aim to present the figure as remarkable in its own, somewhat grotesque, right.

Format
DVD / Video
Duration
00:03:51
From The Aliens Back, via d'archive
From The Aliens Back, via d'archive – via d/Archive 
From The Aliens Back, via d'archive
From The Aliens Back, via d'archive – via d/Archive 
From The Aliens Back, via d'archive
From The Aliens Back, via d'archive – via d/Archive