Kate Gilmore
Higher Horse

In the six-minute single channel video, Higher Horse (2008) Gilmore perches herself on top of a tall pile of plaster blocks. The wall behind her is pale pink with veiny red streaks. Two muscular men with matching mallets simultaneously pummel the rocks where Gilmore attempts to balance. In red heels and a black skirt, she struggles to maintain her stability after losing a shoe while the men come dangerously close to smashing her naked legs.