Doubles, death, desire. Thresholds, horror, terror. Presence, absence, the unknown. Repetition, the Uncanny, the Void.
This body of work, presented at the 2012 Adelaide Central School of Art Graduate Exhibition, engages with these things through the lens of film, exploring representations of violence in the media through the use of horror film tropes and conventions.
Using Michael Haneke's film Funny Games as its catalyst, this body of work seeks not to critique the media and its proliferation of violent imagery, but rather engage with it with a sense of moral ambiguity. Inherently interesting to me in the way in which the line between reality and fiction can be blurred, allowing the mechanism of filmic representation to offer a world in which one can engage with death whilst remaining alive. Through the use of my own body or image, this work explores my personal fascination with death that is inextricably bound up with my ever-present will to live.