17 October – 11 November 2018
“The exhibition A World Of My Own explores feminine narratives and voyeurism seen in film through a series of cinematic self-portraits. By reconstructing ideal representations, scenes of voyeurism and the appearance of hyper-femininity, I have invited an objectifying gaze that is simultaneously challenged by the awry transformation of familiar narratives.
In this series I reflect upon my memories of growing up consuming images of femininity and playing dress ups to imitate these ideals. This reconstruction of feminine narratives is filtered through my own lens, from an isolated perspective in rural Tasmania, where the fantasy of femininity exists in solitude.” Micheila Petersfield 2018