Jordan Wolfson presents his virtual reality film titled Real Violence, 2017, which involves viewers as powerless witnesses to an assault: a man, played by the artist, beats another with a baseball bat. The artist plays with the medium and its capacity to isolate and immerse viewers in a specific situation, exploring the pervasive desensitization to real violence and the disempowerment induced by a screen oriented perspective. Wolfson usually works with video installation, digital mix media and sculpture, responding with his works to daily situations occurring around him.
- Jordan Wolfson, "Real Violence" Installation View, 2017, Riverboat song, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2017. © the artist, Courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London, Photo Credit Robert Glowacki