Choice is a cycle of staged portraits of male perpetrators of domestic abuse. The body of work originates from my discovery that this social problem in all its complexity is predominantly illustrated through the bruised faces of female victims. Popular representations reflect the underlying mechanisms of thinking about domestic abuse as a problem of victims. Portraits of perpetrators, regardless of their gender, are missing from media campaigns. Neither are they visible to broaden understandings of the problem and help them find a way out of the cycle of abuse. Perpetrators are left beyond the scope of the problem and are therefore excluded from its solutions. There is always a choice to act out anger and frustration or to walk away.
Fabio Affuso • Svetozar Atanasov • Pantchika Bur • Sarah Janes • Patricia Karallis • Beata Kosc • Vera Kramerova • Arendi Lambrechts • Lauren Marchant • Laure Berlan Martineau • Daniel Mayrit • Sunil Shah • Sally Stone • Robert Viglasky •