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Such Is Life is a body of work created in response to the iconography of the ex captain of the West Coast Eagles, Ben Cousins. Once celebrated as one of the greatest footballers in the history of the AFL, Cousins' career was marred by his infamous and well documented drug and alcohol abuse. As a result, Cousins has been publicly demonised for what has been described as his failure to uphold his hegemonic masculinity. Through appropriation, performance and queering, hegemonic masculinities have been  problematised by questioning the limitations that exist within masculine archetypes and the cultures that perpetuate them.

 

Stay Golden

2016

Stencil and glitter on matte board.

 

Holding the Man

2016

West Coast Eagles guernsey, permanent marker, memorabilia frame, matte board and engraved plaque.

 

Best and Fairest

2016

Digital collage, memorabilia frame, matte board and engraved plaque.

 

Bedazzle

2016

Replica Brownlow Medal, sequinned sash, memorabilia frame and matte board.

 

Pride

2016

Replica Premiership Cup and mylar confetti.

 

Such Is Life

2016

Digital collage, memorabilia frame, matte board and engraved plaque.

 

“Bloke’s No Good”

2016

Digital print, highlighter, Aussiebum swimwear, memorabilia frame, matte board and engraved plaque.

 

Flying High

2016

Engraved plaque on wood.