SUMMARY: I'm interested in the impact of the digital upon the physical - in terms of the body, objects, sense of self, sense of place, sense of past, present & future. I explore this through photography, music, curatorial, selling and participatory projects and performance - online and offline. See me talking about my work in a 10 min video portrait made by Oona Friedrichs and Julian Beyer earlier this year HERE.
TWO MAJOR ONGOING PROJECTS:
Tracing portraits by my great great great grandfather George Richmond RA (1809-1896) to private homes - and to the same families that commissioned them - in order to photograph both the portraits and their current owners in situ. I am also conducting audio interviews with the people I am meeting, both about the portraits and the people in them. Themes: #Inheritance #Portraiture #VictorianEra #Family #BritishSociety
2. #SERGINA - online/offline musical drag performances about the negotiation between the physical & digital body, explored via music, video and live performances. #Sergina performs both alone and with other bodies, often simultaneously in different places, linked up over Google Hangout and live broadcast via YouTube. Themes: #Identity #Drag #Simultaneity #OnlineOffline #PhysicalDigital
LIVESTREAM footage as it was shown via YouTube from #Sergina's Stimulatingly Sexy Simultaneous Simulation of Herself in at Silver Future in Berlin; Kulturni Centrar GRAD, Belgrade and The Marlborough Theatre in Brighton. HD footage from each venue will follow. Check out snaps of the performance also on Sergina's Instagram