Department of History of Art
Wednesday 17 April 2019, 6.00PM
Artist Naomi Fitzsimmons will screen her film 'Ariane' and give a talk about her other recent work followed by a short Q&A.
Auditioning actors to play herself in a performance, creating a limbo like waiting room in which the audience's number never got called and learning to be a dog from an animal impersonator are some of the ways Naomi has investigated the forming of identity and how it is performed. Often using humour she investigates social and economic systems, bringing in non art professionals such as private investigators or brand strategists.
Her short film 'Ariane' "documents the artist’s attempt to find and connect with a stock image model, referred to online as ‘Ariane’... In doing so, she explores the status of images in our contemporary visual culture and the relationship they hold with representation, power, exploitation and identity." NF
Naomi is a London based artist recently graduated from the MA Fine Art Media course at the Slade School of Fine Art. She has had exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions in the UK as well as in Europe.
Location: Bowland Auditorium Berrick Saul Building