‘Lady Lane’ was made for Discursive Documents, Huddersfield Art Gallery and University of Huddersfield in 2017.
My wider practice investigates the shifting relationships between desire, consumption and the female body. I use photography, collage and moving image techniques to produce digital hybrid pieces that explore the possibility that the materials I use may have a kind of material agency outside their everyday function.
Lady Lane is new work that draws on associations of desire and consumption through the use of appropriated fashion imagery. Reoccurring motifs of eating, swallowing up, possession, control, internalization and expulsion are suggested through mouths, mirrors, holes and other kinds of orifice which connect the inside and surface of the body. The rough cut and paste of the collages and the stuttering movement of the animated gifs destabilise the smooth glossiness of the original images and maybe, through the re-figuration of materials could suggest playful possibilities for a re-negotiation of relationships between the female body and its representations.
Lady Lane collages