“Stair Dance, 2021”
Hot foil block print on greyboard, 42 × 19 cm (Edition of 60, £80)
Stair Dance is a sculpture as a reconstruction of a dance prop used by US dancer Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson ( 1878–1949 ), that features in a YouTube clip dated 1932. According to researchers Robinson designed and built the original prop himself, and took it with him from club to club. Relocated from a cabaret environment into a gallery the form evokes Minimalist sculpture works associated with the 1960s and 70s. The work is also accompanied by a print that features three video stills from the aforementioned YouTube video. The red line references the original timebar in the video.