Nightshift International

By the lake, 2018

Nightshift International is a contemporary collaborative, 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. They have recently exhibited work at Manchester Contemporary, Proforma Contemporary Art Festival, Sounds from the Other City and Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces.

Installation view: Nightshift International: Love is a 3 Way Game, Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester, UK © Ruby Birks

Afternoon slot, 2018

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 one’s own consciousness and social expectation. His work neatly complements Boulter’s 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. See videos

Green Hills, 2018