JW Gayle Artist

Single-channel video.
Running time = 4:57
Words written by Silvia Graziano
Male voice performed by Douglas Urbank
Female voice performed by Victoria Cyr

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JW Gayle Artist

JW Gayle

Artist Statement
Turning the camera on myself and my subjects, I find new relationships to the gaze and the negotiations of power within it. In my work I perform different roles, experiencing the multiplicities of identity through fragmenting my subject…


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Artist Statement
Turning the camera on myself and my subjects, I find new relationships to the gaze and the negotiations of power within it. In my work I perform different roles, experiencing the multiplicities of identity through fragmenting my subject in the images, text and sounds. The work breaks down identity and the unity of the subject, disallowing a single point of view.
I perform these roles in order to experiment with the illusions of self, revealing unconscious micro-practices to provide a better understanding of the mobility of power. The experiment asks, who is in control and who is being controlled? How is this negotiated? The works questions what identity is and makes judgment on what being honest with one self really means. It simplifies the subject by limiting it to a single self, but in the end this is far from a simple thing, revealing that even within the self there is a multiplicity in identity that is elusive and manipulative. There is struggle and compromise. This, in turn, reflects a complication of identity that goes beyond generalized societal expectations.

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