A first edit of my final major project has been selected to be exhibited at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle for Helios VIII, a showcase of the very best talent in new and emerging photographic artists from the North of England.
I’m going only for to the preview on Thursday 14th October 6pm – 8pm, but the exhibition will be up until the 14th of November so there’s plenty of time to visit it if you happen to be in the North East 🙂
The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddart Street, Newcastle
(open Sunday and Monday 11-5pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 6pm)
“Personae” offers a rare visual insight into the world of street performers.
A persona, in the word’s everyday usage, is a social role or character played by an actor.
Jung called man’s mask the persona – the name for the mask worn by the actor in the ancient Greek theatre – and visualised it as the manner or system which we have created for ourselves to help us adjust to the world. The danger to which Jung points lies in the total identification with one’s persona, which may finally come to be what the actual person is not, but what he and other people believe him to be.
This series is an attempt to focus on the shift between person and persona in the lives of three people who perform as living statues in Italy and it’s part of a bigger ongoing documentary project about street performers.