Manifesto: Challenge the difficulties of spectatorship when confronted with demanding issues that have the potential to stimulate emotion, conscience, and interaction. Create contemplation of personal and social perspectives; question what is seen as conventionally appropriate and comfortable.
waterworks: an installation-based series; employs collected bathwater used by a victim of sexual assault to cleanse their body.
Although not physically from the body, this water has had direct contact with it; there is a subtle intimacy and bodily trace. The series explores notions around control: giving a part of oneself, as opposed to it being taken.
Take Me is the first work in this series. In this piece, collected bathwater drips onto a hotplate. The water sizzles, creating a vapour which has a brief moment in time before it evaporates then disappears; becoming part of the air. Through the subconscious, innate act of breathing, viewers inhale the invisible tincture: this interaction is forced upon them and, like the victims of sexual assault, they have no choice and no control.