Installation in two parts. The work entitled “Framing the feminine”, substitutes the concept of the stable, substantial identity, with an identity that is composed as a performance each time, but at the same time is revealed as a figment of imagination.
Femininity is not “real”, it is the artificial product of images, of cultural expectations and deeply rooted behaviours.
“Actions”: First part consists of 9 video loop projections with no sound in space where you can see a female acting on different roles inside a bathtub. I used cliché roles from cinema, minimizing the scenery, actions, narration. Striping completely the image to its basics is it possible to still identify the character and what effect can then the female image have on the viewer?
“Instructions”: Second part consists of a two channel audio with a headset where you can hear a male voice recite parts of First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians, about the position of women. While recording, the actor read the parts backwards and it was reversed during post production, giving an eerie effect to the sound