Brisbane artist Liam O’Brien’s latest set of video installations,Surrogates, explores a world that you really don’t want to exist.

With graphic, provocative and intelligent images, O’Brien employs his body as both subject and medium. Each work in the series stages a relationship between a person and something else, the latter acting as a misguided surrogate of intimacy – a problem O’Brien considers endemic to our time.Surrogatesforces the audience to get up close and personal with what the artist considers the unnerving realities of our present existence.

Surrogates is showing at Sullivan+Strumpf, Zetland until Saturday August 9.

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