Le Ballet en travesti (The ballet in disguise) explores how my research into the history of ballet and 19th century performance holds as a foothold for me that is threaded through the lenses of art history, fashion and consumerism. I am fusing identities of my past experience as a child dancer and my present artist practice with objects, language & fashion.
I am morphing the historical, the sexual, the wild, the neutral, the masculine, the past, the present, the critical and the comical. I am gathering a spectacle of parts that draws you in to becoming a caricature of femininity. I am trying to find what lies between nudity and costume: that in between liminal state between full theatricality, public display and personal reality. I bring you into my practice through an anthropological lens, but also as self-reflection, fantasy, as metamorphosis, and disguise.