As my heart beats faster… (experiments in instinctive reaction), commissioned by Ipswich Art Gallery in partnership with Ipswich City as part of Watch this Space: Art in the Mall project, Shop 4 Ipswich Mall (Queensland), April-July 2008, digital video (looped), monitor, plywood, posters


 

As part of the Watch this Space: Art in the Mall project Ipswich Art Gallery in partnership with Ipswich City Council commissioned me to create a site-specific artwork in one of the Ipswich Mall's empty shop fronts - a portrait of the people of Ipswich. We set up a shoot in the Ipswich Mall and approached passers-by to be the models. The volunteers were presented with a 'jack in the box'. The portraits emerged from documenting the state of anticipation (the winding of the 'jack in the box'), and the reactions to the popped 'jack'.