Confound Acts

Anonymous Autopsy

Anonymous Autopsy, HD Video, 4:26, 2014

Anonymous Autopsy is an examination of the criminal mind as well as a reminder of the numerous bodies we push through the system. In this work, video of a mock autopsy on an anonymous body is paired with the audio of a spoken letter from David K. Sparre, a death row inmate, convicted of stabbing a woman he met off of Craigslist 89 times. This letter was written to his ex-girlfriend Ashley and details his desire to stab another human. This piece investigates the mind of a psychopath and how they lack empathy. This lack of empathy is then paired with the lack of empathy society shows to the bodies shoved through these morgues and prison systems.