The second installment of Dawn Woolley's programme of videos at the Projection Room is the live performance 'Homo Bulla' (Part of Cut to the Measure of Desire):
"Cut to the Measure of Desire is a series of performance installations that respond to feminism and spectatorship theories; the panopticon overseer and the resulting state of perpetual exhibitionism. Using the language of symbolism in Dutch Bordeeltjes painting I create scenes of excessive sexuality. Like Dutch genre paintings, each gesture and prop is carefully chosen to symbolise promiscuity, commerce and desire. Reminiscent of the traditions of still-life painting and the tableau-vivant, I pose within the scene - an imperfect being concealed within a 2-dimensional idealised world. The aim to uphold the illusion of perfection is futile and the codes of desire crumble under the weight of the spectators gaze."
'Homo Bulla' will be screening from the 1st - 15th October 2013.
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The Projection Room at The Unstitute was created to show experimental video art. Works are selected on the basis of their ability to provoke thought, reaction and engagement on the visual, audible and conceptual levels, whether in a positive or negative fashion. Videos are not selected on the basis of technical merit or aspiration to conventional standards.
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