Aaron Head

Aaron Head

The Mezzanine, 2020

Aaron Head is an artist based in Milton Keynes. The disruption of language; visual, written or oral is a regular technique in his work. The Mezzanine is, in part, inspired by the novel of the same name by Nicholson Baker (1988). 

In The Mezzanine the protagonist, Howie, attempts to retell a simple moment in his past (going to buy shoelaces on his office lunch hour), but quickly becomes caught  in endless digression; examining in more and more detail all the objects, products, and small methodical acts, (i.e; the history of American vending machines; the static modernism of contemporary doorknob design; the inclusiveness of mug handles over the teacup's; and why slicing toast diagonally is a more civilised habit than the usual perpendicular approach), which fill the minutes of each day with something resembling meaning for him.

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