CASTING CALL: THE FACE IN THE WINDOW
Chloë Eia Hancock
‘CASTING CALL: THE FACE IN THE WINDOW’ is an exploration of the many levels of voyeurism and gaze within the horror and exploitation genre. Within and through horror movies women are watched. From the creation of the character who is read, moulded, and fleshed out within the story she is bound to, through to the watching of the actor playing the character by the director, and members of the production team, ending with a final viewing by the movie-watcher. Studying these layers of voyeurism to understand my own role as a female horror fan. Perpetuating this cycle of the voyeur with a larger context of relevance when considering the violence experienced by these women characters.
This is a miniature set, used to solidify the concept and design of a space before the building of the full size version. As you look in though the windows of this miniature house, you embody every version of the voyeur. You are cast in the role of the monster, the boogyman of this imagined horror movie. As you look down into the house you see a girl… terrified. You realise as you step back she is terrified of you.