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As part of a residency in Nebraska, August 2014, I made
Don’t let the sun go down on me.

The piece is made up of a wall placed in a forest clearing, with a glory hole positioned to ‘catch’ the sun's rays as it sets. The title is a reference to George Michael’s public indiscretions (who duetted on a song, of the same name, with Elton John in 1991).
Don't let the sun go down on me also acknowledges the ambiguous and sexually ‘deviant’ culture surrounding the many truck stops throughout Nebraska, while also politically recognising the state’s intolerance to non-heteronormative lifestyles. Its placement on open land in the Midwest plays tribute to and challenges the very masculine history of land art in America.

Don't let the sun go down on me was recently restaged in Berlin. Initially for an exhibition at GlogauerAir and then placed in Volkspark Hasenheide in the nude sunbathing and gay cruising section of the park. The piece was placed there as a gesture of defiance towards the local council cutting back the bushes in order to control cruising.

 
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ArtFarm, Nebraska, USA
 
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ArtFarm, Nebraska, USA
 
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ArtFarm, Nebraska, USA
 
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Volkspark Hasenheide, Berlin, Germany
 
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Volkspark Hasenheide, Berlin, Germany