Brown has been modifying buildings and installing curiosities in unexpected places since being a teenager. His work emphasises reclaimed materials and found objects and he specialises in disturbing juxtapositions and odd conjunctions. The present work involves elements of retrieval, scavenging, body art and performance to create a space which is at once scary and functional. As part of his own exhibit, People Factory, Brown will not only create objects but will also be subject to a variety of industrial reconstructive processes himself, emphasising the refabrication of masculine identity through work.
People Factory, 2003
Photo: David H.