Molly Stephenson

Conscious Systems


Pool salt, ceramics, tree trunks, soap, plastic, shaggy pink rugs, wooden plinths, terracotta encravings

Dimensions variable

Photography by Daniel Kotsimbos

Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, & SEVENTH


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.