Schadenfreude is defined as ‘satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune’.
The collection of videos I have created sets out to explore the expressions and emotions in the human body. Instinct is something that has fascinated me due to each individual’s different response. Reactions vary from flinching, screaming, embarrassment and even swearing. I wanted to capture and compare people’s reactions and how they differ from each other. To do this I recorded numerous individuals and introduced an unexpected electric shock to their body. The shock is only minor and is the same shock used in practical jokes, however, it was enough to cause a response from my subjects. This then creates humorous footage that people will enjoy when they watch.
The project's intentions are entirely for interpretation and humour. Nobody was hurt during the making of the videos and no footage was used without the permission of the individual.