Congratulations on winning Zealous Stories: Sculpture. Your winning project, We Are Not Ourselves, features a series of wearable sculptures. Could you give us some context around these costumes?
I had created that series of wearable sculptures for my MFA Degree Show 2020 at the Goldsmiths University of London before the first lockdown.
The figures ‘non-human’ appearance transforms their identity, giving spirit and energy to a new fantastical creature, stretching the boundaries of the imagination.
Through performance in the otherworldly sculptural costumes, I make familiar things unfamiliar: giving everyday experiences a new meaning. I create a new world that offers an escape from the daily routine and our mundane way of seeing. Fantasy helps us question who we are and who we can become.