A piece of something bigger

2018 / Video, colour and sound / 7 min

A piece of something bigger explores contemporary masculinity through the prism of package holiday culture. Flanagan looks at the ideas entrenched in the male gender stereotype and how men mask their identity to conform to expectations. His work extols male self-expression, openness and honesty. The stereotypical view of masculinity is subverted, as the viewer is party to glimpses of real honesty in the chaos. The video discusses the camaraderie that exists in relationships between men and the value of the communal experience therein.