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Who are you entertaining to?

Who are you entertaining to?
12 minutes
Performance Video
with commentary by Elizabeth Cowie
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Since the late 80s, I have explored ideas of displacement, cruelty and trauma. In 1989, I developed a photographic series examining representations of gender, Transformers (1989 – 1995) and L’Androgyne Sexuel (1994 – 1996) where the dynamic interplay between gender roles and the economies of power are addressed. 

Drawing upon personal experiences the photographic series The Wounded Image (1997-2002) stand as a visual discourse on violence and the emotional response that this subject provokes. The subject of exclusion was also explored in don’t look under the bed (2001) a two facing-screen video installation based on the real story of a boy who committed suicide after being taunted for being gay, and in Who are you entertaining to ? (2002), a video performance in which I continue my enquiry on cruelty whereas questioning my role –political/social- as an artist.  

In 2003 I developed a project in collaboration with the London Metropolitan University and a group of international artists. The piece, entitled flêches sans corps (2003) looks at the tragic reality of the ‘so-called’ illegal immigrants and the traumatic experience that most of them go through after being forced to leave their land.