S1:E4 is the new episode in Martine Syms’ project SHE MAD (2015-ongoing), in which the artist incorporates elements of the sitcom format to explore the sign of blackness in the public imagination. This new work is presented within an immersive installation, alongside the other films from the SHE MAD series and a new suite of photographs. The work follows the character of Martine, an overachieving, stoner graphic designer who lives in Hollywood and wishes she were an important artist.
This episode begins with a micro-aggression at a client’s party, triggering a flashback to the summer of 2000, when Martine was a camper at T-Zone, a week-long empowerment programme for teenage girls founded by a supermodel and business mogul.
Co-curated and co-commissioned by Glasgow International and Tramway
Supported by Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York, Sadie Coles HQ, London and Henry Moore Foundation