'Why Can't We Be Friends?' considers the aesthetics of contemporary surveillance, suburban kitsch and the entanglement of the domestic and the monstrous.
A response to the succession of new laws slipping Australia into a national security state. The sculpture and corresponding photography and video queers the mundaneness and absurdity of surveillance capitalism.
Inspired by Australian Journalist Brian Toohey's writings, examining the erosion of civil liberties and the structural, organizational, and technological enmeshment of USA and Australian 'Intelligence' operations.