About this artwork

Man Up is a short film featuring the three members of the band Young Fathers: Alloysious Massaquoi, Graham ‘G’ Hastings and Kayus Bankole. In the film they are directed by an ominous voice demanding they display a range of emotions in response to orders and questions, including: ‘show us how you feel’ and ‘are you man enough to handle it?’. The voice is Tim Brinkhurst, the former manager and creative director of Young Fathers who co-produced and shot the film in the band’s studio in Leith, Edinburgh. The film challenges preconceptions of masculinity and what it means to be a man today.

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  • artists:
  • title:
    Man Up
  • date created:
    2017
  • materials:
    Colour HD video with sound
  • measurements:
    Dimensions variable
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    commissioned in 2017 and purchased in 2019
  • accession number:
    PG 3803
  • gallery:

Young Fathers

Young Fathers