Reminiscent of a fairy junkyard or an apocalyptic carnival, Conscious Systems is a theatrical externalisation of the Tarot de Marseille and Stephenson's pain-colour synesthesia. Stephenson manipulates objects, materials and things in hopes of generating conversation surrounding metamorphosis, seduction, violence and rebirth.
Pool salt, ceramics, tree trunks, soap, plastic, shaggy pink rugs, wooden plinths, terracotta encravings
Photography by Daniel Kotsimbos
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, & SEVENTH Gallery