A social Media Project
A series of staged self-portraits exploring what it means to be seen as a woman in society and visual culture. Curated for digital presentation (instagram.com) and delved into the performances of cultivating an online identity.
Through the power of social media, we can take control, and even manipulate, how we are seen. Applying make-up, wigs, heavy photo manipulation, and a new name (Aurora Hale), the artist indulges in a social-media-obsessed culture. Drawing a parallel between the history of the female nude, and the modern-day selfie; where we continue to present an artificial version of ourselves for the benefit of the spectator.
This project was an ongoing project during my time at Merthyr Tydfil College and awarded a Certificate of Outstanding Performance in 2018.
The Aurora Hale Project was included in Fosco Fornio's Performance And Self-portrayal -- a dialog and publication (publisher dedicated to practice-led arts research)
Found at: https://shorturl.at/jLOQ7
The collection was later exhibited in a self-produced (pop-up) exhibit around the artist’s local town, alongside QR codes to draw viewers back to the digital platform.
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