Gemma Syme works in video, performance and music. She is a member of FANTASING, a band/performance group with Bek Coogan, Sarah Jane Parton and Claire Harris.
Gemma Syme holds a cheeky attitude towards ideas of gender and sexuality. She addresses issues of gender without holding onto lingering binarisms, and begins to blur lines of conventional sex differences. Her works plays along the fine line between objectification and empowerment, but doesn't present any sort of closure on these issues.
A work from the Party Political Broadcast series presented in association with The Physics Room.
Wearing a Donald Duck suit, the artist faces the camera and makes wordless noises approximating the sound of the Duck.
The screen is split into two, and the artist, headphones on, sings along with the David Bowie and Freddy Mercury parts of Under Pressure.