The artist uses the camera as a mirror in an attempt to recreate the French mime artist Marcel Marceau’s ‘masks’ performance. The artist lazily attempts to recreate the exaggerated gestures of the mime, which stand in substitute for any real conveyance of emotion to the camera. This piece is part of a larger series of performances exploring the role of the artist.
Claire Undy is an artist and curator from Nottinghamshire, working largely with performance, video and time-based media. She graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2016, and co-founded the curatorial project Skelf.