Fractured Identities: The endless electronic messages and stimulus we receive from social media and other visual sources cause us to analyse and judge ourselves extensively through the eyes of others. Our idea of self is eroded and broken down. As a result, we find ourselves changing who we appear to be to meet the expectations of others. Fractured Identities uses performance and self-portraiture to explore the ways in which social media affects the ways in which we present ourselves. Through our ever-increasing use of technology, we are invited to rewrite our identities and present ourselves as someone else. Using a series of often comical props and cosmetics designed to enhance appearance, Sutherst explores the world of the media generated selfie.
Exhibition 30th July 2018 – 11th August 2018, Lansdown Gallery, Stroud.