Shannon O' Donnell
O' To Be but a Simple Gentleman
Our state of selfdom relies on the civil freedom of those around us (Rousseau and Vaughan, 1962). Based on the story of a man born a woman, who mascaraed seeking validation and the lifestyle of a gentleman of the early 1900s. The project is a response to the fragmented desire to find one’s self. I explore the complexity of gender identity and the fragments of truth and desire while finding the self through both the screen and lens of the camera. Living under quarantine forced by a global pandemic we are both free to express ourselves yet trapped in a modern globalised society. In order to see clearly, we must first blur the lines between truth, desire and identity.
Marzia Boracci • Kamil D. Jantos • Rhys Davies • Polly Hill • Ruby Ingleheart • Alexander Komenda • Shannon O' Donnell •