pam-woody-wide.webfrom the ‘camouflage’ series – How do we appear in society, how can we negotiate the idea that we must somehow ‘fit in’ but also ‘stand out’

thanks to costume designer Pam Tait.



for the series ‘protective devices’.

Thanks to John Callaghan for his help with this project.pale-shelter.web

fake hair II


‘wigs’ and ‘beards’ – an inevitable theme in the ‘disguise’ series. These images reprise a project that I was involved with several years ago with Joanne Wardrop

false facial hair for women – a video-piece inspired by some wispy straw sideburns exhibited in the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford accompanied by this label

These symbols of manhood were worn by the (Angolan) bride for a short time after the wedding ceremony before moving into her husband’s home

During the project, archive footage came to light, revealing that the hair pieces were used in a  performance that could be understood as an extended ‘hen party’.