16th February – 3rd March
A voice tells disjointed tales of disgrace, culpability and unwanted exposure. Video eyes surround; they observe, control and guide you. But Then uses storytelling to explore the individual self-policing that takes place when we present ourselves to the world: how our stories change according to our own sense of shame and judgment. Through this enactment we both moralise and normalize our actions, but always in relation to the people around us. As Foucault posits in his Panopticon, our self-disciplining is internalised; our quest is to be “normal”. But Then emphasizes these forms of normative power relations through auditory storytelling, performance and image making. Tytler’s performance and video work is an ongoing examination of the mechanics of performance in the embodiment of persona and its spectatorship.