I Me Mine: Artistic Self/Artistic Persona

Glenn D'Cruz

Abstract


This work comprises of a series of video portraits and sound recordings that explore the connections between gesture, gaze and voice in video portraiture. Most of the subjects are artists represented in the current exhibition, but the disjunction between sound and image makes it difficult to categorically identify the authors of the sound bites on the work’s soundtrack. Designed to function as an introduction to the themes and issues generated by the Self/Persona relationship in the nascent field of Persona Studies, the work is also concerned with the presentation of the artistic self, and the ‘loss of self’ that may or may not occur as a consequence of artistic practice. Formally, the piece plays with the repetition and symmetry to underscore the vulnerability and mutability of the self within contemporary culture.


Keywords


artistic self; artistic persona; performance; video portraiture

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I Me Mine


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21153/ps2015vol1no1art456

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