Mandy Quadrio

Challenging the Aesthetics of Mythic Identity (series)

2016, digital photograph in thin white frame 
15 x 21 cm

“This performative self-portrait addresses the political tensions of representation. Using disguise and masquerade, I challenge perceptions of identity and return the gaze. Despite the constrictions and obscuring, the potent nature of masking and disguise proudly reclaims and amplifies my contemporary palawa existence.”