Stubbs Horses

In the Old Fashioned Way

This bestial painting was found in an old pornographic magazine. Collishaw blew it up and mounted it on plywood. He then mechanised the image causing the zebra’s thighs and torso to gyrate around the girl’s waist. From the other side of the plywood panel it appears as though a small steel man animates the scene, like those seen on weather vanes. However, on closer inspection, it becomes evident that it is an impersonal motor that grinds steadily on beneath them, controlling the girl, the zebra and the little man.