Joe Shaw


Cement mixer, nylon rope, variable speed adjuster, sandbags, concrete blocks, builder’s sand, extension reel, duct tape, multi-gym, plywood board, blow-up paddling pool, oranges.

Dimensions variable.

Working out, construction and orange juice There’s a cement mixer and a multi-gym squeezing orange juice into a blow-up paddling pool. It performs a function that nobody would ever need that took a lot of irritation and failure to get working and still it only just manages to do it without falling to pieces. It’s about orange juice and masculinity - men lifting weights in the gym and men building bridges and office blocks on the construction site. It looks at tension, repetition and danger and pokes fun at them. It begins with an obsession over an idea and this is a product of this obsession and the steps taken to realise it.