George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 2014.
“For her first solo exhibition, Alice O’Connor presents an installation that responds to the surveillance culture and calculated affectivity that underpin the aesthetics of contemporary casino environs. Constituted of lustrous surfaces, hollow spaces and reflections, Do you feel special? invites the viewer to consider ways in which the constructed environment can subtly influence our behaviour and steer decision-making processes. Discreet surveillance fittings appear as décor, shiny and enticing, whilst trance-inducing muzac piped into the space simultaneously repels and placates, luring the unconscious into a hypnotic fantasy space.” *
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