Test Run explores a romantic fantasy of suicide. The character is filming herself in the attempt of drowning in a bath tub. On one level it exposes the appeal of suicide as a "time out", escape and relief. On another level it reveals the superficial appeal of suicide as a cinematic fantasy instilled in us through the illustrations of the tragic hero taking her/his own life on the screen.
Artist: Alex McQuilkin
Production year: 2004
Catalogued as: BODY/DANCE, FEAR/DEATH