Buried Alive, 2013
This exhibition consists of two films, Well Being shown in the gallery space and Buried alive shown in the workshop.
Well Being (2012) takes the form of a workshop in ‘emotion entrepreneurship’, where emotions are circulated as the principle commodity. The film is developed out of a body of on-going research into pyramid schemes and home-spun therapies. The fictional group are learning to lead, in order that they might disseminate their own working method amongst a network of friends, colleagues and neighbours. The leader is creating a sales force who in turn trade on their personal charisma and contacts to move the therapeutic product.
Buried Alive (2013) operates as a sequel to Well Being, a participant from the leadership workshop has brought together her own group of women, instituting her own methodology and leading in her own domain. In a rented beach house the group strategise and enact ways to banish the “unnecessary burden of guilt”.
Born 1985 Lucy Beech lives and works in London.