Syncretism

Syncretism consists of one-off video performances where spoken dialogue is synced in a variety of ways. These videos can form links across a variety of contexts to express the multifaceted nature of identity. Unless otherwise stated, footage was recorded by the artist.

Mum, in car

2014 HD Video. 2 min 43 sec. Audio: self recording with my mother. Footage courtesy of Melissa Jenkins.

Monroeism

2013 HD Video. 3 min 6 sec. Audio: self recording and Georges Belmont’s interview with Marilyn Monroe in 1960.
Notes: The term ‘syncretism’ describes a process where a culture's belief system is linked with others. For example, the belief systems of Ancient Rome identified deities from Ancient Greece with those of their own pantheons. These produced a variety of amalgams.