Burn the Man-made Things, 2004

Materials: Video installation, single channel, duration 6.20 mins

A quasi-narrative video re-enacting scenes from a woman’s life that fictionalised and translated these episodes into a vicarious experience for the viewer. The work explored notions of mental illness and pathology and encouraged the viewer to revisit their impressions of normalcy and pathology. The video drew on the narrative tropes of ellipsis and montage to create gaps, omissions and non-linear leaps that the viewer must grapple with to synthesise meaning. As with my other work, my concern was to uncover areas that have been overlooked by society in general and to bring these areas to the attention of others in order to transform the viewer's experience, even momentarily. Exhibited in We've Moved at The Armory, Pasadena, California.