Opening: Threadstories [IE]: Persona
1071 Budapest, Lövölde tér 7.
In her work, Irish visual artist 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 handmade masks, laboriously crafted, continually preened, animated through performance and reinvented over and over in front of the camera. The artist obsessively manipulates the pliable mask forms, easing out expressions that remind us of the face but that are ultimately fabricated, fleeting facades.
threadstories exhibits nationally and internationally, with work in the collection of The National Museum of Scotland, and various private collections. Winner of The Progressive Vision Curtin O’Donoghue Emerging photography prize at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2020. Her work has been featured in print publications Dazed, Love, New York Times Style magazine and more. threadstories collaborates with couture houses, filmmakers, dance and music artists on commissioned pieces of wearable art.
Featured, two portraits from Persona Series, 2021, two iterations of the same mask.
Curator: Gábor Pintér
Cairo Contemporary is operated by Parallel Art Foundation
Supported by Erzsébetváros Municipality – Cultural District Catalyst Grant
Cooperation partner: Bischitz Johanna Integrated Human Service Centre