In September 2014, I presented a solo exhibition titled 'View Master' in FELTspace, Adelaide.
This body of worked continued to explore my fascination with violent imagery, methods of representation, and their ramifications. In particular, I was interested in the idea that one would play out violent fantasies through the very medium that imparted them, that representations of violence could inspire a yearning for violence so influenced by these images that images and falsehoods would be the only way to fulfill them.
The things in View Master are made to be seen. Made to be touched, looked upon, looked into or investigated; their function is dependent on viewer interaction. This invitation extended to the viewer in part allows one to experience representations of violence the same way that I do; with a sense of fun, light-heartedness; a fascination. More than this, the invitation aims to mimic the one extended by all representations of violence; the invitation to engage, and in doing so, invites a consideration of our own implicit role in the way these images bleed into reality.