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Beaut toot

Updated: Sep 15, 2019

When the toilet in Campbell Patterson’s flat began leaking, the bathroom was described as having a ‘toot floor’.



This became the title of the exhibition of works Patterson created while he was the 2017 University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellow. Inspired by ‘night-time, isolation and boredom’, his conscious acts of repetition, such as feeding and re-feeing paper through a photocopier 40 times, document the banality and absurdity of everyday life.


The 15 works include film, painting, sculpture, printmaking and text. One of them, also called toot floor, is fittingly a bathmat.


toot floor: Campbell Patterson

The Master Bedroom at the Pah Homestead

Until 15 September




First published ArtZone #80