Susie Green & Simon Bayliss: 'Big Talk'

Artists Susie Green and Simon Bayliss perform on screen as Splash Addict, their ongoing performance, music and video collaboration. In Big Talk they undertake a colour-saturated journey from being hushed cinema audience members to becoming their most exuberant and stylish selves on the screen itself. Driven by a new dance track written by Green and Bayliss, Big Talk is a humorous yet sincere filmic reflection on human relationships, personal expression and how we might come together to watch, speak and act.

Susie Green & Simon Bayliss
Video, colour, sound

About the artists

Susie Green (b.1979) works predominantly in painting, performance and sculpture. She has exhibited in solo and two-person exhibitions at Jerwood Space, London; Five Years, London (with Kim Coleman); Workplace, Gateshead; and Grand Union, Birmingham. Selected group exhibitions and performances include Bedswerver, Flat:Two, London; ROMANTI-CRASH, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh; Floating We Find Each Other, We Find Each Other Floating (with Rory Pilgrim), Durham Castle & Chapel; Exhibition of a Dream, Gulbenkian, Paris; Idea Home, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Dwarling, My Darling (with Rory Pilgrim) Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; Fluid Medium, Spike Island, Bristol; All Out of Love (with Simon Bayliss), Tate St Ives; Visible Hands, Ilmin Museum, Seoul; and New Contemporaries, Cornerhouse Manchester and A Foundation, London.

Simon Bayliss (b.1984) was raised in the Bahamas and Devon and lives and works in Cornwall. Recent solo exhibitions include Plymouth College of Art Gallery; Exeter Phoenix; Tate St Ives café (in conjunction with That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio); Eastside Projects, Birmingham; and REGRESSION, (as BLISS with Lucy Stein), Kingsgate Workshops, London. In 2017 Bayliss was selected for Standpoint Futures residency at Chisenhale Studios, London, during which he curated the event Pop Morphosis, an evening of live performance and music. Bayliss was a participant on Wysing Arts Centre’s year-long Syllabus programme in 2015-16; and in 2018 was awarded a Skills Development grant for ceramics, and a mentoring grant for poetry from Cultivator Cornwall. 

Susie and Simon work together as Splash Addict. Recent performances and screenings include Groundwork Festival with Martin Creed, Falmouth, Cornwall; Jerwood Solo Presentations, London;, Further Meditations, Underground, Plymouth;, Fierce Festival, Birmingham; The Royal Standard, Liverpool; Chisenhale Studios, London; NAWKI, Eastside Projects, Birmingham; and All Out of Love, Tate St Ives.

Further resources

Big Talk

'The pop music you listen to as a child in some way transforms you. Like a worm, it wiggles its way into your consciousness and helps to create your ideas of romance and emotion, sex and drama.' —Francesca Gavin on 'Big Talk' Read more...