Domina (2021-) is a photographic series that narrates a story about a parent and their child. This is facilitated by the artist’s performance of the characters across every frame. In this framework, the relationship between the characters is expressed through themes suggested by symbols and the composition of the images. These factors often engage colour, costume, found objects, negative space, and natural light.
The series is another extension of my work involving the mutability of identities. In Domina, this is primarily depicted by the duality experienced by performing both characters. For instance, the dual performance disrupts notions of fixed identity in favour of a multifaceted conception. Additionally, the biographical aspect of the series mingles with different contexts from frame to frame to highlight the capacity of the characters to alter over time.
The series is divided into “acts” to speak to theatrical conventions. Act I: Chicken is completed and consists of the first 6 photographs.