April 11, 2005
Aaron Williamson: Wild Boy 20. 04-29. 05
by Kenny Campbell
In Wild Boy Aaron Williamson will inhabit the Gallery for a period of six weeks to enact the figure of Victor of Aveyron, a child found to be living in the wild in southern France at the end of the eighteenth century. Twelve-year old Victor was the subject of an early attempt at experimental psychology.
Aaron Williamson’s approach as an artist is formed around a desire to deconstruct the behavioral norms and orthodoxies of society. Through often purposefully irrational, unusual or even anti-social behavior and action, performance can reveal how ideas of social rectitude are maintained.
Aaron Williamson, Wild Boy 2005, commissioned by The Showroom
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