Above: still from performance at The Asylum, , London, September 2018
I used performance to explore anonymity as a condition of empowerment in post-internet world. I was interested in perceptions of anonymity and the criminality associated with an individual’s decision to assume an anonymous online identity.
Below: Video of performance at The Asylum
Over the course of the performance, I sewed anonymity masks for visitors and gave them away during the performance. The hand sewn fabric masks functioned as proxies for social relations and at the same time subterfuges amplifying the gulf between artist and spectator, producer and consumer in commoditised cultures.
Whilst I sewed the masks, I discussed with visitors their views on anonymity and how the ambiguity of our understanding of one’s fixed position in a can be empowering in a surveillanced environment.