Angelwave 2017 was an exhibition initiated by a proposal I wrote, and co-curated with Sean Burn, featuring work from Dilohana Lekamge, Kerry Males, Annalise Enoka, Laura Duffy and Myself. This exhibition explored themes of religion, technology, solipsism and philosophy. Artists were invited to respond to the theme however they chose.
My piece for this show Cyberbabe was a performance piece in which I spent an hour cam-girling on the popular site LiveJasmin. LiveJasmin is a platform for cam-girls to find clients. Their framework means that a non-paying voyeur can view a cam-girl’s live stream while she is clothed, and when she is ‘purchased’ her stream is covered with a scrolling photo library of images. The goal of this work was to make the male gaze the focal point. When viewing the performance, I am only visible when I am clothed, and when the viewer is aware that I am undressing for a male voyeur, they are blocked from seeing. In this way, the male gaze is on display. The live stream was recorded and played on a loop for the remainder of the exhibition.