Laisvydė Šalčiūtė

MONA LISA PHOTO SESSION. THAT WHAT MAKES US BELIEVE. (GRAFFITI) 2008 CAC

I live in the ‘visual society’ where a look becomes a form of power and control, and body – one of the most important instruments for identity expression. Creating this work I chose well–known ‘character’ Mona Lisa, in order to analyse while presenting it in various situations how the identity of subject is being changed or even fading depending from the way its body is depicted.
This work is about daily dress-changing, sort of acting, re-changing and playing with identities, opportunity to have many identities; it’s about the ways how the ‘woman’s image’ stereotypes change depending from dress-changing, stage-setting for the body and also how together with disappearance of external sexual differences the same differences start fading in the body as well.