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Lesley Hampton

Untitled

5:00 Minutes

2014 

Untitled is comprised of a video installation in an enclosed space, with the video piece being projected over a mirror display. It is comprised of sampling of two major feminist speakers: Nigerian TED Talk speaker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and British Actress and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson. The mix of audio, video, and placement of the viewer in this work creates a reflective environment for the viewer to become hyper-aware of their surroundings, develop pseudo-nostalgia from the video sampling, and an anxiety or tenseness from the audio. With a focus on children, the video installation investigates gender construct and how culture, society, and child rearing are crucial to the formation of certain ideals. The self-reflective qualities in the work then suggest to the viewers that they are part of the problem and/or solution of future constructs.

 

Appropriated Audio and Home Videos