Video 02:19 min

At the centre of the work is a floating mask that represents the fluid and ever-changing nature of identity. The mask drifts in a strange state of gravity with an almost underwater current-like force, embodying the unpredictable and chaotic nature of individual processes. Surfaces deals with fluidity and potential and one‘s own relation to identity formation through societal imprints. Human forms and shapes appear detached yet intertwined, drawing on the tension between individuality and connectedness. The mask flies alone, suggesting the idea of liberation from boundaries of the self and the social constructions that define. Ultimately, however, it is drawn back into a cycle of mirroring and duplication that underscores the fleeting nature of identity and the potential for transformation.


© Anna Mutschlechner-Dean