‘Mnemonic-Mimetic’ is a 4.8 by 1.8m wall collage, commissioned by Maidment Theatre, University of Auckland. I had the pleasure to work on this project from 15-18th of November, using old posters from shows staged on their premises. Photos by Kim Annan and some progress photos at the end of my rationale.
Along with the increased interconnectivity and constant exposure to mass-media’s visibly gendered and sexual representations of the human body, male physique is being (re)moulded. New masculinities are relying on cultural and social capital to embody the neo-hipster and the sporno in an effort to verify their offline lives. As a result they’re experiencing what women […]
A couple of days ago my ‘299 collages/399 days’ page on Facebook reached 299 likes and I crossed 25% mark of the project. After more than 75 posts (and still more than 200 to go) I still get nervous, anxious and worried as I scan to post.
Last year I had an amazing time working towards my MFA at Elam School of Fine Arts (University of Auckland). I considered myself lucky to be able to study full-time and not have to work, which reflected tremendously in my final assessment and I completed the program with distinction. My application for the doctoral programme […]