Peep Show was a site specific temporary installation by Rebecca Ballard curated by Abi Cush. It was situated in the Control Room, Redcliffe Bridge, Bristol from the 15th to the 20th March 2014.
The Control Room windows, which usually allow a 360 panoramic view, influenced the development of the work referring back to pre-cinema optical illusions such as the panorama and its relations, the diorama and peepshow.
Ballard transformed the Control Room into a ‘peep show’, using this form to play with notions of perception and illusion. The work invited viewers and passers-by to peer through a number of peepholes for a glimpse of the unknown; creating a unique and intimate viewing experience which places the audience as ‘voyeur’. The show explored ideas surrounding spectacle, artifice and doubling.