13 – 29 November, 2014
Eyefall depicts a painted up subject, part theatric, part zombie, donning a bad wig and fake eyes. Holding a set of fake eyes in place but continuously dropping them, the endless repetition creating humour and unease, the work explores the notion of the self, the divide between interior and exterior psychological space and the futility in projecting artifice over authenticity. The painted body appears abject as it peels and flakes, the wig and lipstick a parody on the female obsession with beauty. The image depicts an artificial reality that continuously eludes and collapses, the attempt at seeing, futile and ironic. The work’s initial tendency is spoof and light humour, but there is an underlying current of disturbation and the uncanny.