This man is absolutely genuine and absolutely fraudulent (2012) - Installation -  projection based work with suspended perspex lenses, chain and weights

This man is absolutely genuine and absolutely fraudulent is part of a recent series of installation works in which I use defocused 35mm slides. Using externally suspended lenses I then  re-focus elements of the images in order to suggest that they are manipulated by mysterious external forces.

By suspending lenses on chains they are free to move, ever-so-slightly unlocking the static photographs causing the visible sections of their surfaces to fluctuate. Ideas of the staged, the invented, the real and the unreal are central to this work which brings to mind a  scientific, part hypnotically induced illusion; like an occult phenomenon occurring right in front of our eyes.