In this week's Playlist we present a selection of videos by our members that have a theme of 'identity'. These have been guest-selected by Claire Rongying Duan who's currently undertaking a Postgraduate Work Placement at Axisweb.
Emma Ainsley, Hims and Hers, 2011-14
These two videos ("Face Off" and "Hehehe") are a playful exploration of identity.
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Gudrun Sigridur Haraldsdottir, Group Identity, 2014
Exploring community identity - a pilot for a larger installation coming up
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Amelia Crouch, Tha Inmate World, 2014
Work produced during a residency with The Art House, Wakefield in November 2014. The work responds to Fell House, an ex-West Yorkshire Police office building. It was developed from audience responses to a questionnaire about work and identity, research into body language and Myers Briggs personality types as instrumentalised in the workplace.
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Susan Francis, Ladies how does it feel, 2015
Video meshing together three elements, a preening male protagonist pleads in evangelical tones with the faceless inhabitants of a tower block, his language and macho posturing a throwback to the less gender neutral age of my childhood. The lifeless movements however are controlled by technicians, the voice my own but digitally altered, the script adapted from a speech by the wrestler, Superstar Billy Graham, a playful exercise in identity with perhaps a deeper subtext.
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