Humans have always been fascinated by monsters. They are dangerous and disturbing but also very unpredictable which goes against society’s desire for control and order.
I thought the BBC Sherlock Holmes episode featuring a Jimmy Saville type character was fascinating and plays on how people are drawn in by money and showmanship. I also realised that the real monsters people fear are one’s that hide in plain sight. Ones that are so seemingly ordinary and normal and are able to evade being caught. What the programme did also highlight was how many people in positions of trust and authority allowed the abuse to continue by turning a blind eye.
I decided to make some experiments based on hidden monsters.
Collective Monsters: Experimental Art made by the Group