|Caitlin Le Harivel|
|Birds exhibition: The Vir(tu)al Birds|
|Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Caitlin
has spent most of her life in New Zealand. As a student of Performance
Design she has begun to explore identity and displacement in her work.
While much of her work has investigated her own identity, she also
continues to explore shared social and cultural identities. Caitlin is
fascinated with the role food plays as a medium of social communication
and self-expression - and has explored this interest through a variety
of installations and performances. While she works within a theatrical
framework, her interests lie in working outside the black box: blurring
the lines between Performance and Art, by merging 'real' life with the
'performed', and embracing liveness.
'The Reconstructing Self' is an installation that looks at the role of social perceptions in the construction of social identity; inspired by the transforming identities in Aristophanes' 'The Birds' and the effect the media has on creating our modern identities. Data-projection is used to illuminate the hidden world of perceptions: the multiple identities that we continually project onto others. By making these internal projections visible, the work aims to acknowledge the many virtual identities that contribute to and form our sense of self.
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