Sharon McElroy

MA Fine Art 2013

Wimbledon College of Arts

Video:

  • The Man I Am Today (2013)
  • Regiment
  • The Outsider (2012)

Description

I use video, audio, performance, and installation to examine the relationship between masculine image and clothing. By considering the notion of masculinity as a construction and the male body as a site of performance, I explore individual and group identity in the context of popular cultural forms such as music, cinema, theatre and dance.
As meaning is generated from socially agreed principles of difference, I am interested in how ‘cultural norms’ are exploited or subverted, and ‘otherness’ is created and perceived.
Art historical referents and cultural signifiers are utilized as a way of investigating representation, authenticity and fake and my prop and costume making within individually choreographed performances demonstrates how cultural meanings are conveyed via ritual, the devotional, and the emblematic.

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