Window Box Residency: ‘Buildings Close Enough to Talk’

Izzy Duck
May 27, 2023
 to August 31, 2023
Turf, 46-47 Trinity Court, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR01UQ

Free & open to all

The city as you know it is due for a repeat, a renewal of life once before. The future is now the past, the present, all one and the same. A constant repeat of history a world of decay, corruption, and reproduction. A shadow of a timeline that has already happened.

A road that stretches across the horizon, objects from past future and present scattered along the sides, buildings so tall they look down on you. Creatures you’ve never seen before start emerging from the shadows. They leap, crawl and prance, playing among themselves muttering words from a new world. Flowers and trees are little and far between. They provide comfort in this concrete city but upon closer inspection, they’re handmade and feel squidgy.


Izzy Duck was Turf’s Croydon School of Creative Art alumni resident artist for 2023.

a distorted image of a persons face
“An artist specialising in visual art, makeup and hair design, I use the body as a canvas while exploring its physical architecture. Since make-up is a tactile medium, I see the connections between textiles, performance, sculpture, print and clothing as a praxis to create surreal imaginings. By doing so, I obliterate conventional beauty standards and aspire to push our understanding of body image beyond its limits. My ability to reinvent and reinvent the status quo allows me to explore excess, which can mean that the result can appear intricate or unfinished, without succumbing to the perceived pressures of perfection.” ~ Izzy Duck
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