Meighan Ellis

Behold, Be Still (2011)

2 min (excerpt)Single channel / 4 channel installation / Digital Video / Colour / Silent

"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."

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