Nightshift International

b. Manchester
Lives and works in Manchester

Nightshift International, <i>Green Hills</i>, 2018
Nightshift International, Green Hills, 2018

Nightshift International is a contemporary collaboration, founded by Elliott Flanagan & Sarah Boulter. Working with performance and video installation the duo explore broken communication, budget decadence and modern living by way of late 20th century iconography, creating the polished and poignantly familiar surface of a made for TV world.

Flanagan searches for glimpses of honesty in the chaos of fractured masculinity and marks the value of camaraderie and the communal experience. He explores a tension in male self-expression between oneís own consciousness and social expectation. His work neatly complements Boulterís fascination with ritual, repetition and routine, private and public performance and the aspirational appeal of the ultra-feminine. Nightshift International pursue the reassuringly mundane and recreate seemingly banal interactions via unresolvable, off kilter on-screen relationships. They study public space, intimacy, expectation, disappointment and loss glossed with a light entertainment sheen.

Recent shows include Galerie Hinten Residency Chemnitz Germany October 2019, Pas-E Venice Proforma Pavilion Residency May-June 2019, Manchester Contemporary Art Fair Oct 2018, solo Nightshift International show for Proforma, Dancehouse Manchester for Proforma Art Festival, July 18. Sounds from the Other City and Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces.

The artist was in the following exhibition:
Sprung Spring

Links :
  • Nightshift International, <i>Green Hills</i>, 2018