Cocks, Asses &… (I can’t hear)

In Cocks, Asses & … (I can’t hear) Cruise employs life-size ceramic and bronze figures, prints and the pages of a 100-page diary in order to explore humankind’s inability to listen – to each other, to the environment and to the other inhabitants of the earth. The works are a visual articulation of the space between language and experience, and between humans and other sentient beings. The clay bodies act as ‘pages’ on which she writes. Man’s disregard for fellow man and for his surroundings are expressed, not through that which can be seen, but through the unseen interplay of body language and inflection.