A rhetorical folding screen for James Bidgood is a folding screen made from six panels of oriented strand board. These are joined with brass hinges and supported by white clay feet in the shape of various male body parts; actual feet, fists, a head face down, an elbow, two buttocks, a genital cluster, a wrist, and a thigh. One side of the screen is blank, but the other is marked with white spray paint forming vaguely phallic arches, pasted with photocopies of a drawing of Adonis’ fatal wound, and has tacked to it pages from Marcel Detienne’s 1971 book The Gardens of Adonis (the pages make up the entirety of the chapter ‘The Seed of Adonis’).

In exhibition at the GSA MFA Interim Show, at the Reid Gallery, Glasgow, it faced a big window, which was pasted with the printed works 5 insults, 2 fantastias, and a text by Bruce Benderson (2014), and the sculptural work Crockery I moved to Glasgow with prepared for plantings (2014). Simultaneously it hid from street view a CRT monitor showing the video White Adonis (2014).