Hannah Johnson

Excuse Me

For years women have been confronting objectification, the male gaze and subordination in relation to men, issues faced within everyday society, yet these issues are still ever present. This is challenged through an audio visual installation, confronting the public with varying anonymous scenarios and situations reflecting the derogatory incidents faced every day. These issues are posed as a collective: it is not just an insignificant, one-time incident, but a continuous issue that is still happening. The piece challenges and enforces Laura Mulvey’s idea of “to-be-looked-at-ness”, creating the audience to reflect and question what is posed.

The statements presented affect all. From those effected, to those conflicting, or those who deny and disregard that these issues are present. These issues are becoming more vocalised, however they are still present.

Still part of the everyday.