The Less You Know
My film pieces refute the idea of narrative, and avoid structure. They take a moment of your time to conjure up an answer through simply viewing the film itself.
Throughout my artistic career, I have always been interested in contrasting the different elements that form a single piece. Film allows me to do this in a way that is like no other art – to express my experience through footage and audio, enabling those who view it to become part of the work. Each piece is personal, although they don’t deliver the dramatic gratification one would expect. They each divulge a secret memory or moment of my personal history unbeknown to the audience who are viewing. Confusion is often seen as a negative because, as humans, we are constantly looking for answers – through my work I hope to contradict the idea that ‘knowledge is power’.
I have attempted to contrast pieces that are visually fast paced and unsettling – a heavy audio beat contrasts with unpredictable echoes of noise – leaving no safe place for the audience to gather. I have chosen to do this through the use of a film installation, allowing a viewer to become a part of the work and to suggest that, like life, images are unpredictable and in many ways rather uncomfortable.