#Houses_of_Parliment2013 - 2014
Taken from the series Performing Tourism, this photographs feature tourists in situ, positioned in front of the monuments where they were found. They speak unabashedly of the time they are made. This is partly due to the clothing they adorn and partly due to the corporeal experience of selfie making - standing still, displaying oneself in a condition of stasis, with an arm stretched out, addressing the camera with intense concentration. Clearly signifying the early twenty-teens, an age when cameras converged with phone technology.
Yet, my sociology does not present a truthful representation of a specimen uncovered in the field. These images have been manipulated. The device at which the subjects intently gaze has been removed. By turns the tourists appear at once absurd, sculptural and performative