May 20, 2016
His large, veiny hand forcefully pushes her face down to the side, his thumb pressed hard into her cheek.
The screen then flashes to black.
Her face, held in a subtle grimace, now looks straight ahead as he moves above her. Her eyes fixed on us, the viewer, in a confronting gaze.
Melbourne artist Sophia Hewson has filmed herself in what she calls a “self-orchestrated rape representation”.
For the work – titled are you ok bob? – she arranged a stranger to come to her then home in New York and have sexual intercourse with her on camera.
Um, I don’t understand.