"To admit being a collector, an admirer of beauty, like that of the Lepidopterist, determines me guilty for receiving and experiencing the sheer pleasure of looking at and making an archive of curiosity. My scopic drive is a permitted and privileged gaze, a love of looking, a safe way to regard this male posturing via the muted tableau on screen and between the axis of photography and high definition video."
This is the first screen of a four-screen installation.
20–40 minutes looped.
Installation view of behold, be still (2011)
The third screen of a four-screen installation where three men are framed and held by the gaze of the viewer.
A man, surrounded by a black oval that is reminiscent of Victoria-era framing, stares out at the camera.