Baggy trousers: New exhibition takes inspiration from 1936 Charlie Chaplin film and global recession
Tom Leitch studies the work of Amanda Ross-ho, whose exhibition opens today at the Tramway in Glasgow. The artist’s sculptural work encompasses a diverse range of media and typically combines the hand-made with the ready-made.
This exhibition presents a new body of work, inspired in part by Charlie Chaplin’s political comedy Modern Times, which was made in 1936 during the great global recession. The installation takes the form of a factory floor dedicated to the production of oversized garments and inverts notions of time, labour and economy.