Four yellow projections of four people sitting against the wall within the box of each projection on a gallery wall.

Men in the Wall

Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie
April 15–19, 2008
Greene Building Gallery

“As each guy occupies his own space – now dancing, now playing the guitar while singing lieder – each acts as human semaphore, sending human-shaped signals. It's as tightly constructed as a classic American sitcom, and funnier” — Peter Goddard, Toronto Star

Men in the Wall is a four-screen 3D video installation where four men, life-size, chat across the boundaries of their own cramped frames, looping through a sequence of poetry, jokes, songs, quibbles, flamenco, and napping. To enter this quirky world, viewers don old school stereoscopic 3D glasses to watch these shared lives, revealing a public quartet of private differences. 

Photo: Shannon K. Johnson/EMPAC.

Dates + Tickets

Time-Based Visual Art
Men in the Wall
Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie
Tuesday 15
April 2008
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Saturday 19
April 2008

Installation Times

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 4–10PM

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 12–5PM

Thursday, April 17, 2008 12–8PM

Friday, April 18, 2008 12–8PM

Saturday, April 19, 2008 12–8PM

Visual Art


Production Credits

Men in the Wall was commissioned by the UK Arts Council Capture 3 program, with support from The Centre for Research and Development (Arts and Architecture) University of Brighton. Premiere: 2004.