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I'm an arts management worker/ artist/ designer. I work at Accessible Arts in administration and bookkeeping, but also work on various freelance activities from photography to graphic design. I'm Associate Partner at the ARI, the Big Fag Press, board member of Runway Australian Experimental Art and occasionally work at Bailey and Yang Consultants. My creative work has often been driven by social issues and commentary. This blog started as a way of documenting research for my honours year at uni, which I have continued, in order to gather inspiration for future artistic practice.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Experts Project

On the topic of clothing and identity, another artist who has explored the subject is Lara Thoms in The Experts Project. This consists of interviewing random members of her community and basically getting them to tell her what topic they are most "expert" in. The art revolves around a kind of role- reversal where Lara Thoms goes over to these people's places, dresses up in their clothes and gets them to take a photograph of her in their home. It's kind of an insightful response to the idea of "walking in someone else's shoes".

                               Lara Thoms dressed up as (and photographed by) Minto resident 
                                   Shirley Robinson, an expert in decorative toilet roll holders.

* Image taken from the Brag.

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