Persona Series

Women and Their Work gallery, Austin, Texas

Video, Performance by the artist, 2001 – 2007, Edition of 3 //

Persona Series is a video trilogy. “Persona: Can you see my face?” shows repetitive attempt of taking the mask off from the face. This attempt unveils the perpetual desire for searching for ones own identity. The layers of the mask display unattainable and indefinable state of one’s identity. In juxtaposition, “Persona: make-up” creates a new identity by covering up the face with the act of putting make-up on. The daily activity of putting the make-up on the face is used as a metaphor of building, making up, a new identity in our everyday life. The performance captured in the artist’s work is the result of her experiences in social and physical surroundings.

 

Can You See My Face?

Video, performance by the artist, 52 sec, 2001, 2003, Edition of 3

Excerpt from Can You See My Face?

 

Scenes from Can You See My Face?

 

Make-Up

Video, performance by the artist,1 min 36 sec, 2001, 2003, Edition of 3

Excerpt from Make-Up

 

Scenes from Make-Up?

 

Make-Up

Video, performance by the artist,1 min 29 sec, 2006, Edition of 3

Scenes from Greetings