In the video work Delay the artist moves like a dancer along the streets of Stockholm, concentrating his movement around Stureplan, the mecca of night life in the city. His tall figure sometimes pauses to blend in with young men.
Mostyn imitates the men’s movements, strokes their cheeks and positions himself uncomfortably close. His declaration of tenderness creates responses of surprise, laughter, but also resistance. In one scene Mostyn is involved in a confrontation with one of the men and his physical movements develop into an uncontrollable fall along the street. Towards the end of the video we see Mostyn riding the subway out of the city, then further on, cycling through a park and finally running over a dark meadow, disappearing into darkness. In the last scene we see sleeping swans lying on a rock at night. The musical score accompanies the patterns of movement, both tonally and rhythmically.Rent this work for public screenings