Sunday, March 16, 2008

Self-portrait as Kurt Cobain, as Andy Warhol, as Myra Hindley, as Marilyn Monroe.




Photography
4x5 cm
Digital C-Print
30 x 40 cm
2006

Self portrait as Kurt Cobain, as Andy Warhol, as Myra Hindley, as Marilyn Monroe is an appropriation of a photography by Douglas Gordon entitled Self-portrait as Kurt Cobain, as Andy Warhol, as Myra Hindley, as Marilyn Monroe. The work consist of a photo boot photography where my artificially bleached hair is covered by a blond wig. Self portrait is an act of resistance as it attempts to sabotage Gordon's right to inscribe himself into the history of queer identities while also entering the notion of gender to the context. Through occupying identities and writing myself into a historic chain of real or fake blondes I am suggesting a non-essential viewpoint.