Untitled (Headstand) comes from a larger body of work entitled ‘Spinning in my Mother’s Garden: a search for subjectivity‘. This research looked into the possibility of female subjectivity in a society based in patriarchy. Navigating feminist thought through equality, difference and androgyny and considering the theories of Irigaray, Derrida, Kristeva and others.
Untitled (Headstand), video, 4 min, 2009
The footage starts focused on a blank wall. A naked woman’s head appears from the top of the screen as she stands on her head, she then disappears the same way she appeared. She stands on her head repeatedly.
Other works from Spinning in my Mother’s Garden: a search for subjectivity include Untitled, Untitled (Shuffle), Untitled (Drawing), Untitled (Performance), Untitled (Drawing Performance), Untitled (Bulb), Untitled (Rainbow), Untitled (Landscape), Untitled (Countdown), Untitled (APPLAUSE), Untitled (APPLAUSE #2), Untitled (LAUGH), Untitled (Cross Stitch)
Is This Enough?, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2009