This work was exhibited at Uncharted Territory. The following photographs are to give an idea of what the thing was, a difficult task given its size and complexity, particularly in the small room that it was built to fill.
Allow Me To Show It To You arose from my desire to create something that drew attention to the role of the viewer in relation to violent imagery on a more physical level. Rather than have the viewer stumble across my video work, I wanted to create a space to show them in that the viewer would have to physically engage with, enabling them to reflect that it was their decisions that lead them to see what they saw.
The viewer comes across a door in a mock-house structure, which they must open. Upon venturing inside, they are greeted by a hall of mirrors that distort their bodies and the space around them, offering an optical reality contrary to the physical. This hall becomes both narrower and shorter, drawing attention to their physicality, until they reach a dark, claustrophobic little room in which they may view a series of my videos, which where themselves based on optical tricks.The overall experience of Allow Me To Show It To You is one that draws attention to the physical act of viewing, as well as the fact that our eyes cannot always be trusted.