Six screen moving image installation where you physically follow the character through the separate layers of his identity. Even the Layers they may want to keep behind closed doors.
Each screen highlights a certain aspect of the protagonist’s identity; this will take an informed and critical look at relationships, hobbies, work ethic and lifestyle choices. The narrative is within one day and loops, there is a twist and this will be interpreted differently depending where you join the narrative.
Each screen is divided by doors which you must walk through to follow the character around the room, these are symbolic of the barriers we put between different parts of our identity, for instance the way we may act with a partner i.e boyfriend/girlfriend may be different to the way we act with mates and there is a distinction In this. The Image plays on a loop so it is possible to join any screen at anytime, whether you want to view each layer is your choice and it this which will shape how you view the character.
The installation is more about the experience and the retrospect it is trying to inspire.
The installation takes a post-modernist stance on identity highlighting and empathizing how we change ourselves to fit into different parts of our lives.
‘All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts’
(William Shakespeare, All the worlds a stage)
Identity can be thought of as shaped by environment, it is this concept that the installation is attempting to convey. Hopefully it will bring the audience/viewers closer to looking at how they act differently in their own lives around the diverse social groups that we mix in. Another example would be the distinction between how we act towards parents and how we act towards friends.