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    The installation „Something Third“ is meant to be a projection from one projector onto a canvas. It shows a biological woman changing hir cloth… Read More
    The installation „Something Third“ is meant to be a projection from one projector onto a canvas. It shows a biological woman changing hir clothes from female to male, and than back. The animation is set into a loop so that the character continuously shifts hir identity. The technique I did it in is acrylic colors on canvas, where every movement is painted on top of the last one, and shot by a digital camera (so stop-motion animation). The animation is projected onto a folding screen (commonly used to change ones clothes behind it). Lights used in the installation are ambient, mimicking a intimate atmosphere of ones bedroom. Along with the projection and dimmed lights, the piece is put together to look like somebody lives there, so used furniture and clothes tossed around, with the bend Antony and the Johnsons playing silently in the background. The whole work is meant to remind one of a private place where this kind of transformation happens. In her essay „Gender Evolution“ Kal Cabalt says: „…I wasn't fond of the idea of surgical sex change because of the bad ratio of success, and I could just snap my fingers and become a man. And I liked being a girl as well.*“ This is the kind of mindset that has been following me my whole life, and that I decided to explore in my work. „Something third“ is a semi autobiographical/semi essayistic approach to reviewing gender and the easiness of switching from one identity to the other. I tie my work to that of Margaret Mead where she sees the sex as a biological and gender as a social construct. As well as the view of gender as a polarity, since each gender is seen as the opposite of the other (Simone de Beauvoir), and the reality of how gender actually functions. And that is that no person is strictly male or female, that we all fall somewhere in the middle, and that limting oneself to a strict binnary classification is in it self unnecessary. Read Less
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The work wersion of the animation for the installation "Something Third".
A still from the animation.
Another still from the animation.
Setting the installation up for a exibition in Ljubljana ("Red Dawn festival", 2011.)
Sadly there is really no way to capture a good photo of the installation once it's up. It has to be seen in real life.