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Long Live The New Flesh - Beagles And Ramsay
Medium: Video (With self portraits as sex dolls)
Date: 2003
Duration: 5 minutes, 20 seconds  - Anonymous - 2011
Video Stills - Galerie Deadfly, Berlin
Exhibition: Life Is Beautiful - 2012  

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Long Live The New Flesh - Beagles And Ramsay

The video Long Live The New Flesh by John Beagles and Graham Ramsay shows self-portrait sex dolls of the two artists sloppily dancing to music composed by the artists. Soft stuffed Egyptian cotton bodies featuring grip friendly hair, prescription spectacles and heart shaped mohair pubes.

"Budget Range Sex Doll Beagles & Ramsay. Life size, flesh coloured, bespectacled, hung and affordable, the Budget Range Sex Doll Beagles & Ramsays would destroy their image, jerking it around from untouchable purity to a gross seediness. Who could take them seriously after taking them anally? Excellent idea, Groove Brain! Not! Seriously: who’s going to get off on a stuffed cotton bag? Wrong texture, wrong consistency, wrong smell, wrong vibe."

John Calcutt

 


 

Long Live The New Flesh - Beagles And Ramsay
Medium: Video (With self portraits as sex dolls)
Date: 2003
Installation View - Galerie Deadfly, Berlin
Exhibition: Life Is Beautiful - 2011 




   


Long Live The New Flesh - Beagles And Ramsay
Medium: Video (With self portraits as sex dolls)
Date: 2003
Duration: 5 minutes, 20 seconds
Installation View - Galerie Deadfly, Berlin
Exhibition: Life Is Beautiful - 2012 

   


   

Beagles and Ramsay’s collaborative practice aims to create a body of work capable of articulating the absurd, disturbing and humorous character of contemporary culture. Within large-scale theatrical sets, utilising various artistic mediums, they have deployed a stable of fictional characters and doppelganger selves who have excessively consumed the products of late capitalism. Displaying symptoms of mental and physical mutation, the actions of these fictional and doppelganger selves have all been flavoured with a ribald, caustic humour. Recent exhibitions include, "Hertie Querty" Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Blode Ziege, Galeria Nuno Centuno, Porto, Portugal, 2011 "Rubble Stir", The Glue Factory, October 2010, Edinburgh Art Festival Summer 2010, "The Shoe Show" Glasgow International Festival April 2010, "Uncle Chop Chop" Embassy, Edinburgh 2009 and The State, Glasgow, 2010 "Warehouse of Horrors" SWG3, Glasgow November 2009 "Song Show" Artlab, University of Western Ontario, Canada October 2009 "Running Time - Artists Film in Scotland from 1960 to Now" Dean Gallery, Edinburgh October 2009 "Radio Trionfera" Villa Romano, Florence, Italy September 2009. Past exhibitions include: Zenomap, Venice Biennale 2003; Videodrome, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Dub’l Introoder, Transmission, Glasgow; and PS1, MOMA Contemporary Art Centre, New York, 2004. 


http://www.beaglesramsay.co.uk/