|Laura Haycock (British, b. 1994)
'My practise utilizes both photography and video in order to challenge the relationship between myself and the spectator. I have always been intrigued by the relationship between subject and spectator and the power balance which consists between the two. I perform in front of the camera as though I am being made to. It is this seeming release in power from myself which portrays a sense of weakness to the spectator. My work emits an initial sense of vulnerability in order to lull the spectator into a false sense of dominancy, I shift the power to myself, as I dominate the room with either scale or engagement with the spectator. You’re not the only one looking at me, I am returning the favour and looking at you. Thus causing the spectator to be the vulnerable one. I am heavily inspired by the work of; Tracey Emin, Jenny Saville, Jen Davies and John Baldesari'.