In a contemporary world, where societies distrust of images is rife, I explore the manufactured reality of seduction and beautification. Through the mediums of performance, photography and installation I examine how patriarchal society has affected our ways of seeing. It is said that analysing pleasure and beauty destroys the very essence of it, however, in a world where beauty standards have been shaped and moulded, the work showcases our struggle and anxiety in trying to reach our forever fantasised better selves. Exploring times of solitude the work blurs the line between private and public moments; making private moments a public spectacle in order to question the act of relentlessly looking. The work focuses a cynical lens on the idea of selling being “womanly” to women.
Rachel Daly • Rachel Guilfoyle • Ava Hayes • Meadhbh Healy • Maitiú Mac Cártaigh • Kayleigh Maimaran • Bríanna Ní Léanacháin • Jordan O Brien • Kevin O Brien • Emma Price •