Mat Collishaw

Bullet Hole

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Bullet Hole
Mat Collishaw
Bullet Hole
1988
cibachrome mounted on fifteen light boxes
229 x 310
Bullethole is one large photo, made up of 15 frames, fragmented like the panes of a stained glass window. At first glance, it’s unreadable, like an abstract painting. Then an image registers: a gaping vagina. It’s only with the full realisation that this is a close up of a head wound (taken from a pathology textbook) that the layering becomes complete: there’s a religious beauty and animal sexuality in something so abhorrent.

     
 


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