Hillary Green is a visual artist who explores ideas of selfhood, representation, and performance through the lens of portrait photography. Her most recent body of work, “Black by Popular Demand” is currently being exhibited both Nationally and Internationally.
“ After several years of collaborating with performers, specifically circus, drag and the various forms which most lend themselves to hyperreal or exaggerated versions of self representation, I began to wonder if and where the performance ends and the “real” person starts.”
“Turning the camera upon myself I question, how can one ever know the “real” person when our self-concepts, our self representations and corporealities are in a constant state of construction? How too can I ever be certain that I know myselves?”
In this series of work Green takes to centre stage, performing as both author and subject. Green questions notions of authenticity and the stable self whilst examining the relationship between representation and portraiture.
Black by Popular Demand
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