Analogue Dialogue, video still.
Artist Statement: By Louise Tahiraj
My practice constantly renegotiates female identity in an investigation of drawing persona's in contemporary video art. I explore the construction of subjectivity through layers of auto-biographical, social and sub-cultural creative narratives in attempt to reconfigure day-to-day physical and psychological experience. Through web-cam technology I capture and layer my own image against hand drawn elements to produce clunky videos which are constantly re-shaped through editing, allowing multiple persona's to re-emerge at each iteration. The deliberate ‘lo-fi’ aesthetics occur in parallel with what I identify as ‘spaces of boredom’ that arise out of excess possibilities at my disposal, which is coupled with a self-limiting inability to access all of these possibilities. It is these personal idiosyncrasies that I critically investigate that become points of reflection on my shifting sense of identity.
Body College, video still.