Collaboration with Jo Duck
for True Self 2013
Our work is an amalgamation of positive, slightly offbeat female icons and shared references from our teen TV tastes and curiosities. A kind of lady Frankenstein, with parts of Dana Scully from the X-files and Laura Palmer from Twin Peaks, with their nonplussed skepticism of the paranormal and their fallen angel, post-Freudian Saint-like qualities, respectively. We were both also inspired by living at sea- evident in Jo’s obsession with The Loveboat and Tai’s love of Mermaids.
Our process of experimentation and play aimed to create a piece that lies like a beautiful, slippery mermaid in the space between image making and image capturing.