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  1. Edwina Ashton. Who’s drinking your tea Sir? You Sir! 2009

    Edwina Ashton. Who’s drinking your tea Sir? You Sir! 2009

Edwina Ashton

Edwina Ashton’s videos, performances and drawings create oblique and absurd concoctions of character and narrative.

Her work shares the peculiarly dark magic of offbeat children’s classics like The Muppet Show, where people interact with talking puppet animals and cartoonish curiosities without batting an eyelid, and where the superficially playful surface hides serious concerns with how we construct our own identity and cope with its vulnerability within the pressures of society. Ashton’s concerns come to life in hilarious fashion in her videos and performances which feature people constrained within awkward costumes made from everything from sleeping bags, old hosiery and coat hangers to recycled jumpers.