On view in the Side Gallery will be simply_sweet28, a video projection of a woman in a wedding dress dancing to her webcam. The woman impersonates a medley of gendered and racial stereotypes which are distorted through the lens of disposable imagery and memes from the internet.
Espousing a rough home-video aesthetic through cheap digital FX and low budget staging, simply_sweet28 invites viewers to examine the internet as a site between the imaginary and the real and to question the authenticity of its representations.
Marianne Diaz re-stages cultural cliches and stereotypes through imagined scenarios and quasi-narratives.
Her work uses literalism to frame the absurdity of stereotypes by referencing conventions of humour, hyperreality and performance. Through video and altered object , Marianne seeks to ascribe a sense of the ‘fake’ to all materiality and its representations.