A young male sits at a skate park on his BMX bike. With some courage he initiates conversation with two female schoolgirls who are spectating. Both parties engage in a clumsy and flirtatious exchange. The prospect of his first sexual encounter looms. In a moment of clarity, the youth decides to perform his most recent and dangerous trick. Although nervously excited, he can constantly pull off the trick and maintains confidence in his ability. A miscalculation occurs and the youth puts out his foot to brace his fall – snapping his ankle. After a time, the females approach and enquire about his well being. Remaining calm, confident and maintaining the guise of masculinity, he replies simply; I broke my ankle.
The females walk away laughing.
Adam is a Melbourne based artist who recently received his BFA (Hons) from the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2014, Adam completed residencies at Inside Out Museum in Beijing, Pioneer Works and Residency Unlimited in New York. His work ‘A Fall From Grace (Self Portrait Crash)’ won the Montalto Sculpture Prize. He as exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and Asia.