“Gender reality is performative which means, quite simply, that it is real only to the extent that it is performed.” (Judith Butler, 1988, ‘Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory’) Sequester takes its inspiration from the feminist movement. In a bid to challenge gender constructions, the artist's body is abstracted and concealed. Both gender and identity are hidden, with only form and object providing interpretive clues. Sequester seeks to point out that gender and identity are not necessary and entwined with this is judgement, isolation, and indignity.
Kayleigh Chalcraft • Laurence Coath • Klara Ferm • Lauren Jeffries • Candice Jewell •