What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Americans? See what people in inner London Boroughs have to say.
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
I've begun working on my own and with Amy Rogers, Makeup Artiste Extraordinaire to develop and produce images as reflections of the comments made by Londoners. Scroll down to see which ones we have completed.
I've travelled around several inner London Boroughs with an English friend. She approached people, and asked them--whats the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Americans? We then get their permission to take their picture and record what they say. These images and words make up the headings of the different posts here.
I am using these responses to develop a sort of living, visual thesaurus of generalized labels. I am now using makeup, content and context to develop images of myself that reflect how I might be able to fit these varied responses.
This will all be shown in an interactive exhibition at the Central School of Speech and Drama from the 4th until the 7th of September. Do get in touch if you would like to come see it. Thanks for your thoughts!