If I Survive

If I Survive 2013

single channel HD video

3:39

If I Survive focuses on Bond's misogynistic and often violent behaviour towards his 'Bond Girls', particularly featured in the early films, by juxtaposing these scenes with the scantily clad female bodies.

Included in the Bond Song exhibition (Brunswick Arts Space 2013), I was invited to create an artwork from a song that could be a song or title of a James Bond film. Taking this as a starting point, the work plays with the Bond conventions and formulas that have been around for half a century.

Made in collaboration with Melbourne burlesque troupe, The Dark Carnival Dolls. 

Read a review of the exhibition here.