I FANTASISE ABOUT YOU TOO
Sinister, surreal and swelling with a sexual and seedy atmosphere. The images displayed here depict a self-aware woman. She acknowledges the unknown viewer, as she gazes at them smiling and inviting them into her small circle. Though startling and often uncomfortable to engage with, the gaze that the woman holds is intense, sensual and provocative. Whilst playing with apparently benign and ordinary items such as spaghetti hoops, wiggly eyes and cling film the images create a strange fetishized world that seems to be both seductive and grotesque. Occasionally the woman engrosses herself with another girl in some kind of ‘sordid’ exchange.
The position and gaze of the woman is quite striking, with images taken from above putting her in a vulnerable submissive position. However, she seems to be able to maintain her power and presence in an assertive and knowing way. Their relationship is ambiguous and the narrative is multi-layered, portraying a fantasy that is simultaneously attractive and appealing but also distasteful and harrowing.