‘Race’ 2005

A set of seven photographs individually titled using racetrack slang, as a way of exploring ideas of fitness for purpose and to look at systems of selection.

Through filming a group of girls that work with racehorses I found myself fascinated by their use of language. Their obsession and love of horses was combined with a physical and mental hardness. The terms used to describe a horse’s injuries or not finishing a race are simplified descriptions, which mask expectations of unwanted moments of injury and ultimately the possibility of death.

The horses can be exhibited individually or as a group.

c-type print, 50 cm x 50 cm, edition of 5