Julie Myers

Peeping Tom

Peepingtom was commissioned by Signals Media Centre and exhibited at First Site Gallery, Colchester. It was financially supported by the Arts Council of England and Eastern Arts.

When Peeping Tom spied on Lady Godiva, his name became synonymous with the voyeur. This site invites both the virtual and the physical gallery visitor to explore a private space.

The work explores how we reveal ourselves, our histories and our desires via the internet as both the observer and the observed.

The house is cluttered with letters, bills, lists, fantasies, phone messages, memories, and objects.

Based on storytelling traditions, the site is a source of information and an arena for intervention and exchange.

The visitor navigates around the house using a series of simple everyday decisions (what to wear, what to eat, who to call) as they rummage through the drawers, snoop under the bed, raid the fridge and listen to juicy bits of gossip.

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Peepingtom was exhibited at
FirstSite Gallery
The Minories
74 High St

From 4th April to 18th May 1996

for information contact
Signals Media Centre
Victoria Chambers
St Rumwald Street

Tel: 01206 560 255