"Who was actually pushing the switch? I was, but he kept insisting. I
told him "No, " but he said you got to keep going. I told him it's time we
stopped... Why didn't you just stop? He wouldn't let me. I wanted to stop.
I kept insisting to stop, but he said "No..."
Why didn't you just disregard what the experimenter said? He says it's
got to go on, the experiment."
(Milgram 1965, 128-9)
My Work explores and questions the body objectified through medicine. The Trust we place in medical practice- playing the role of the guinea pig, thereby evolving non-consensual human experimentation. The experimenter as the menace is unknown and often only seen gloved. The pieces play with ambiguity and are cold, clinical, uncanny and almost alien.
I work primarily with Film, which these days are an easily accessible medium to explore. I feel it encapsulates my ideas. The work is projected, which arouses a more encompassing feeling to the work. I am seduced by it's engaging quality-the capability to draw the viewer into a fictitious experience. I am overwhelmed by it, almost overtaken by it.