“My work is aimed at creating a world in which I wish to live in. It reflects images and experiences through my everyday encounter of life and simple moments that we often forgot how beautiful existing is”. The most fundamental motivation is a desire for unity, simplicity and a sense of community. ‘Body, Society and Identity’ are my most common researched subjects and through the medium of photography, performance and human conversations I aim to create spaces of play and reflective thoughts in a world dominated by technology and mass media.
We are living in a digital era where female flesh is more visible than ever. The online world of apps has given the opportunity for any woman to expose herself. It is not about celebrity culture anymore as anyone can become a star for a short moment. But does this mean that we are becoming more seen but less heard than ever before? Have we just become speechless bodies stuck inside an Instagram grid? Throughout 2019 I have disguised myself online in various Sexy personalities. My aim has not been to showcase my body but to address what being ‘Female’ is in a globalised digital world such as Instagram.
Images of sex appeal are present more than ever, whether it is someone drinking a smoothie or someone walking the dog or someone doing yoga there are constant sexy poses. We believe that we are liberated just because of our recognition in society and equal rights as women have moved forward and that sexual freedom in images are a sign for celebrating empowerment. Reality is that we have become more repressed, constantly thinking about our self-image, to modify, to clone, to appear as a decoration in the online world.
The meaning of being sexy has lost its aura, if ten years ago it was about going to work or meeting with friends or for a date with a partner and one was celebrating looking sexy as a special occasion, these days we are obsessed caught up in an image covered by filters and body modifying apps which very often completely alter the real us into a celebrity or influencer clone.
Workshop name ‘Living Dolls’
Who are we when no one is looking at us on social media?
Are we becoming more than ever alienated from our own sex inside the Instagram grid?
Can play, everyday objects and improvised actions help to recreate the staged sexy pose which is often cloned in advertising and social media?
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2d February anytime from 13:00 to 18:00
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