50 X 71 cm each individually matted and framed
This photographic series visually represents a pun, or rather literally translates the title as a word into an ironic narrative. In this series there is an exploration of the versatility of repeated objects within different contexts, and how those objects can become animated through actions that are universally recognizable. Truncate means to shorten by cutting off the top or end and in this case it is presented as a literal removal of the head and feet, leaving behind the 'trunk' or torso of the body. This torso having been stripped of any definite identity is placed in different situations where the objects it connects with react against it. Language and symbolism work in tandem to the effect of communication but it is up to the viewer to interpret the motivation of these objects as being either benign or malignant.