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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.

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for the series ‘protective devices’.

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

fake hair II

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‘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’.