The first experience of the space is filled with the soundtrack from Anne-Marie Kennedy’s video ‘Steve the horse’. The haunting Brazilian folk song is the auditory backdrop to the activities of an average man apparently returning to an empty home. As he sits and reads the paper he appears restless and gradually wanders aimlessly round his small living room as we watch the man appears to canter then gallop around the lounge mimicking a horse.
This absurd but touching piece raises questions of contemporary living and encourages the consideration of the growing population of singletons and the apparent disaffected male in a post-feminist era. The video is especially effective shown in a living space as the activity shown occurs in a living room; we the audience are potential conspirators in the piece the work suggests that perhaps we too could cantor around this living room or perhaps suggests that perhaps the resident does