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  • be him, be her

    "Be him, Be her" (2014)

    30" x 45" photograph mounted to wood with free standing frame.

    For'Expanding Performance' exhibition, which was a workshop alongside artist Ian Giles. Chelsea College of Art, London.

    Looking at performance as a sculpture and the viewer as a performer. In this particular image I took on the notion of dress up and created a portrait of a man and women, however I asked them to switch their clothes - questioning fashions impact on gender stereotyping. As the faces are cut out it became really easy to trick the viewer, when I displayed this in an exhibition people responded "I'll be the man" - and went to the female cut out.