Jim Shaw b. 1952
The Whole (2007)
"The Whole" by Jim Shaw is the female version of The Hole, both part of Shaw's Oist project. The Whole references Busby Berkeley choreography from the 30's and exercise videos from the 70's, and is structured using the same shots as The Hole, but in reverse order.

Jim Shaw on Oism:
"I wanted to see what might happen in an alternate history, to try and formulate a religion I might want to be a member of, to create a framework I could make a wide variety of art pieces in. No one has to be an Oist."

"The Whole" Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London / Hong Kong
Interview directed and edited by Peter Kirby