The Molesworth Gallery is delighted to present a selection of new work by threadstories.
In her work, threadstories questions the erosion of personal privacy in our digital age and its effect on how we view and portray ourselves online. Her practice layers traditional craft techniques, performance and photography.
She uses these media to investigate visually the influence new technologies and social media are having on our relationship with the image of the face – our own and others. Persona is a collection of assembled masks, laboriously crafted, continually preened, animated through performance and reinvented over and over in front of the camera. She obsessively manipulates the pliable mask forms, easing out expressions that remind us of the face but that are ultimately fabricated, fleeting facades. She uses photography and film to capture and frame her narratives.
The artist lives and works in Kilkenny, while her most recent solo exhibition was at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2018. She won the Curtin-O’Donoghue Emerging Photography Prize at 2020 RHA Annual Exhibition.