"I HAVE NOT WORN RED LIPSTICK SINCE HE TOLD ME THAT I WORE IT TO BE NOTICED"
Neve Marinou’s work is an exploration of the social problem of sexual harassment. By exposing the comments said from harassers to their targets, Marinou draws attention to feelings of confusion and the surreal emotions that can be felt when being harassed. These emotions are unique and individual to each case and person. These fantastical portraits are shot using a combination of the feel of a vernacular documentary blended with a more painterly lighting arrangement. By playing with text, light and props, a ‘dreamlike’ atmosphere is created, leaving the viewer with a perplexing vision that exposes notions of confusion and a distancing from reality. Made more pertinent in this difficult time with the exposure, in the media, of increased violence towards women.
Bahareh Akbarisafa • Xiaojian Guo • Fiona Macphee • Neve Marinou • Hayden Wilde • Miriam Winsor •