Ladies Lounge

Ladies Lounge

Ladies Lounge (2017) is an installation and ongoing project that explores women’s bodies as sites of trauma for the purpose of entertainment in genre films. The series is in commemoration of those women “slain in battle” and is presented as a series of tapestries with accompanying video installation. Each image is the aftermath of an act of violence, with each victim female. By distilling each act down into static stitched frames the images are confused and abstracted. While violence against women is often fetishised on screen, it is worth noting that genre films (particularly Horror) have often been responsible for placing women in unconventional roles, way ahead of mainstream film. The time consuming method reflects the sycophantic execution of these scenes while pulling into question the slippery dichotomy of “women’s work” and the roles we play as victims, perpetrators and heroes....
Object of My Affection #2

Object of My Affection #2

This is the second work in the Mattress Series. Working with the time consuming technique of beading, I used the mattress as a signifier of intimate space within relationships. The technique of beading encircles and enhances the indelible marks left behind on an object which has come in close contact with the body. The sweat, blood, cum and fluids of sexual acts, emotional outpourings or bodily accidents all become individual markers in a narrative of intimacy.  The private life of the artist is presented in the gallery space.    ...
How’s Married Life?

How’s Married Life?

“How’s Married Life?” is a feminist reaction to stigmatization of women within the institution of  marriage. The artist’s body imagined as a cement ball-and-chain, the work plays on the idea of women as objects (or “wife” as ball-and-chain) while challenging the idea of “settling down” post marriage. With a mouth cast agape, open as if mid-sentence (women are often interrupted in our expressions of opinions – our voices often muted and of less value), the work challenges the gendered dichotomy of women as both necessary and burden, and the transformative expectation of “married...
Spectator-ship of Suffering

Spectator-ship of Suffering

  “Spectator-ship of Suffering” is a series of collages  delicately framed and hung on the wall with a magnifying glass. This work explores the commodification of imagery within the online spectrum. Through the process of gleaning images from news reports and social media, the collages underscore our exposure to human suffering and also how such imagery co-exists along side sexy, fetishised images of celebrities or cutesie kittens or other non-relevant junk in popular media – you have the privilege to lean in and explore the psychology of what we chose to transmit and...
Outernet

Outernet

Outernet explores how we (re)present ourselves and view others through the veil of cyberspace. The work explores the virtual world and its alluring ability to step outside who we really are, allowing us the ability to manipulate our identities to reflect our desires. The project was collaboration between myself and graphic designer Qwux. The performance takes place within the gallery setting, where as the audience enter they are engaged (confronted) by a masked avatar. As this takes place a live feed is projected within the space, also seen by the audience, toying with the idea of the voyeur and the...
His & Hers

His & Hers

His and Hers explores the superficiality of gender identity and cultural expectations of a society focused on a binary classification of sex. Second hand clothing has been re-purposed, embroidered with synthetic hair to reveal the innermost aspects of the human anatomy on the most outer part of our projected being: our clothing....