Image courtesy of Margeaux Walter
“Sign Language is a series of photographs that collapse everyday life into a form of abstraction. The images are about the fragility of identity in relation to consumer culture. Each image is a domestic scene that is then deconstructed into varying levels of chaos and order, obscuring the identities of the figures within them.
For each piece I wanted to form a dialogue with modernist painting – to flatten space, camouflage elements, and transform daily routines and moments into abstract shapes. I used myself as a model to experience each of the environments I built as well as the claustrophobia of aligning perfectly within them. The performative aspect of the work also nods to the constructed nature of images in commercial media.” – Margeaux Walter