I am fascinated by the number of different personas and personalities we present to the world depending on the situation we find ourselves in. I have been examining this using the concept of armour; looking at why we have it and how we use it. I became further interested in this when I did a weekend workshop with Jamie Catto called 'Transforming Shadows'. It consisted of meeting the shadow selves that live inside us and changing how they 'work' for us. It was enlightening and hilarious and I realised that these shadow characters form the basis of my own armour. They are very distinct characters and I have been observing which ones turn up in any given situation. I intend to make several pieces of armour related to these characters with a view to using them in a series of short pieces of video.
The video is influenced by the work of Bobby Baker. In her show Mad Gyms and Kitchens there were pots and pans hanging from strings in the entrance and it was when I was writing about her show that I had the germ of the idea for this video.
Information on the workshop can be found at jamiecatto.com/
Information on Bobby Baker can be found at dailylifeltd.co.uk/about-us/people/daily-life-ltd-team/bobby-baker/