Project info

My work is increasingly concerned with the experience of the viewer and I attempt to define a direct relationship between the cut-out and the person looking at it. Using digital video or photography I create the illusion of a domestic scene in which my cut-out becomes a substitute for me. Rather than depicting an encounter between a man and a cut-out woman, I have attempted to create a direct relationship between the cut-out and the spectator. The overtly sexual nature of the body compels the viewer into the position of voyeur, only to reveal itself as an inanimate object. I aim to prolong the suspension of disbelief so the disjuncture between the presence and absence of the body is more pronounced. By creating photographs that are ambiguous I hope to further explore the relationship the photographic image has to the animate object. By making cut-outs that appear lifeless I attempt to integrate them seamlessly into the real world that surrounds them and play on the notion of the animated photographic subject.