Cultural Consequences (2016)

Culture helps to define us both individually as human beings and also collectively as a society.

Cultural traditions, as with many religious practices, pass from one generation to the next, often without question because ‘that’s the way it is’. But can all our traditions be defended in this way? Can they have undesirable consequences on us individually and on society as a whole?

This series of work looks at the tradition of bullfighting in Portugal and its place in Portuguese society. The viewer is presented with images and asked to reflect on whether this tradition has consequences beyond the spectacle of the bullring.