Micheila Petersfield - Tasmania
Micheila's photography is focused on the idea of destabilising photographic ideals of female representation by reconstructing them as awry self-portraits. By deconstructing femininity and refiguring it from an altered perspective, those symbols that are girlish and beautiful adopt a darker and strange meaning. Through the self-portrait, Micheila embodies characters that border on the grotesque while still retaining an aura of beauty and allure. This quality is reflected in the push and pull between the aesthetic appeal and the unsettling content. While her images are highly constructed and artificial they are seamlessly presented, which contrasts with the surreal content.
Venue: Victoria Street Convent