Inspect

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Inspect is a record of physical interaction with spaces that pose a risk to human health. Wearing a discarded decontamination suit, Bakker touches wallpaper, tred on collapsed plaster and test light fittings.

Colin Perry writes: ‘Inspect (2011) is a short video in which the artist shuffles around the abandoned edifice of Hornsey Town Hall, north London, dressed in a decontamination suit that fits like an oversized prophylactic. He moves with comic timing and posture, Buster Keaton in a baby grow.’

Inspect was recorded inside the derelict caretaker’s flat at Hornsey Town Hall in 2010.

Inspect (video, 2011, colour, sound, 4 min., 15 sec.) was shown alongside the videos Still and Wanderlust, 7/8 May 2011, Hornsey Library, London N8, Crouch End Open Studios 2011

Inspect Roelof Bakker

Inspect Roelof Bakker

Inspect (2011, video, 4.15 mins), stills from video