‘Open Season’ is a video installation which was part of the ‘Once Is Too Much’ exhibition which explored the issue of domestic violence and was first seen in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 1997. ‘Open Season’ explores the patterns of violence common in lives of abused women and sets this against media reporting of the issue. ‘Open Season’ uses a combination of; radio reports relating to violence against women, audio interviews with women describing the various stages they went through in violent relationships, an ominous music track composed by Derek Cronin, actuality of night time city scenes, the use of projected photographs onto a variety of props, surfaces and live action. The ‘Once Is Too Much‘ exhibition was made by a women’s group from the Family Resource Centre St Michael’s Estate, inchicore, Dublin and artists Joe Lee, Rhona Henderson, Rochelle Rubinstein Kaplan and Ailbhe Murphy. Joe Lee worked with the women on all photo and video work in the show. ‘Open Season’ is now part of the permanent collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.