Gendered roles are socially constructed, and enforced by the dominant patriarchal society. Domestic inequality continues, with women still undertaking a greater proportion of housework than their male partners. Domestic implements connote housework, and in turn; women’s work. Subverting the viewer’s expectations via the use of performance and humour are critical elements of Perfectly Imperfect. The detritus of abandoned household objects drives me to make images outside of accepted norms. Travelling to remote parts of Australia, I do not need the domestic items, but they are a reminder of the societal expectations that weigh me down. Cultural constructs can be escaped, and through my performance I seek to do just that, with the aim of brief personal liberation from constraint.
Hazel Bingham • Sarah Gallear • Karen Gregory • Tanya Keane • Philip Sliney • Rob Townsend • Selina Wallace • Jane Weinmann • Veronica M Worrall •