Pudding, Meat & Concrete
Installation, video (2017)
This project was exhibited during my end of year group show as an undergraduate Erasmus student at Stockholm art school, Konstfack. This moving image piece combines animation and found footage from horror trash films. The accompanying audio is a synthesised auditory illusion known as a Shepard Tone, a continuously rising pitch. This video was installed on a hanging screen parallel to the viewer who was lying down on a bed. The visual, installed and auditory elements of this work combined to create sensory distortion in the viewer. When developing this work I was interested in annihilation anxiety, the fear of ones physical existence or ability to interact with reality beginning to dissolve. This particular anxiety is a marker and symptom of the hyperreality that western consumers increasingly inhabit.