Suspect Installation 2016

10 Dec 2016 : Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia

SUSPECT was a video installation made and exhibited in the basement of Articulate. The event was the annual end of year group exhibition, this year titled Articulate Turns Six: What Next.

Suspect Articulate 2016 01

The image for SUSPECT was found in a detective novel, where a naked black man is discovered by flashlight in a basement, surrounded by shoes. It is a bizarre image. In this work I reflect on The Holocaust and other atrocities and attempt to bring them to the fore. Whether this character, the figure I enact, is a victim or a perpetrator discovered remains indeterminate. The naked performer in the image is surrounded by a circle of shoes which point towards him, accusing in the absence of wearers. They extend in real space as real shoes on the floor in front of him. Behind him the shoes are mirrored in projection. He continually gulps and blinks, in guilt or in fearful apprehension.

Project Details
Dates 10 Dec 2016 to 26 Dec 2016
Duration 10 minute looped video
Collaborators Mike Leggett
Category installations
Credits Mike Leggett: video installation and documentation; Photos : Mike Leggett & David Brazil