Hung explores the contemporary depictions of masculinity, specifically associated with the male nude, and invites the voyeuristic gaze of the viewer to poke a little fun at the idea that phallus size determines worth. By distorting what is expected, Andrew Burford opens up a dialogue on the hegemonic depictions of masculinity and the phallus as anallegory for power.
Through the use of photography and installation Andrew creates a visual reference to a world obsessed with size and allows the viewer to determine his self-worth.
Working mainly in photography, Andrew investigates the performance of gender and its relevance in contemporary society. Ranging from nude friends to drag queens, he investigates what gender is and why it is such a big deal.
SEVENTH acknowledges the traditional owners of the country where we work, the Wurundjeri and neighbours Boonwurrung people, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. SEVENTH pays our respects to their Elders both past and present.