This film documents the creative response of artist Michael Lisle-Taylor to the theme of 'Intimate Transgressions'.
I first saw Michael's work and heard him speak about his practice a number of years ago, during the course of a seminar hosted by the Group for War and Culture Studies at University of Westminster (London). I was deeply impressed not only by the works themselves, but by his approach to and analysis of very complex ethical issues. When I set about selecting artists for this exhibition he was one of the artists at the top of my list. His perspective on the military (he served 12 years in the Navy before going to art college) gives his work an authority and a veracity which is vital if we are to engage seriously with the issue of how sexual violence has become military strategy. Michael gives an insightful male perspective in 'Intimate Transgressions' and provides a subtle complementarity and counterpoint to the female artists' voices.
Comment by Fion Gunn