I WANNA BE BLIND
2016, Video HD, 29 min
I Wanna Be Blind is a film portraying James McCullough, a young painter active as a musician in the Melbourne punk scene. He works night shifts as an undertaker, removing corpses and delivering them to the Forensic Mortuary. The film looks at the way the different aspects of his life affect each other, questioning the balance between control and vulnerability. The daily presence of the camera in his house reveals his identity by engaging him in a constant shift between a performative attitude and self-reflexive moments. His sensitive observations of the unclothed corpses he handles echo his own feelings of being probed by the filmmaker.
Installation viewThe Blue Hour at Rijksakademie Open, displaying the film I Wanna Be Blind, a window installation featuring paintings by James McCullough, and a video installation in a chained-off room.