8 DECEMBER 2016 - 2O JANUARY 2017




William Benington Gallery is proud to present You Against You, an exhibition by Tim Sandys the winner of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Spotlight 2016 competition.

Tim Sandys’ work explores the societal and civic structures that we take for granted. By using interventions, sculpture and animation, he carefully identifies points of strain, failure or tension in our experience and highlights them. His working method is that of an ethnographic or qualitative researcher, coming to neither conclusion nor judgement, but shifting our perception none-the-less.

In You Against You he focusses our attention upon the idiosyncrasies, assumptions and oddities of air travel. From the submission of the individual to airport security to the strapping-in of the air passenger, we literally surrender our personal freedoms at the gate. From that point we are entered into a suspension of reality where we accept terrorism paranoia, duty free shopping, concealed life-jackets and drinking at 30,000ft, as the new normal.