As a performing artist, I am passionate about film and performing. My graduating media artwork, Angelica, (2019) tells the story of a young woman who migrated from the Philippines to Australia at a young age and how this experience of transitioning into a different culture shaped her whole life, in other words, ‘whitewashed’. In this work, I experiment with combing documentary-style live footage with a stop-motion technique called pixelation.
The catalyst for this project is my own experience of migration to Australia at a young age from a new culture and having difficulties learning to speak a different language and adjusting to a different way of life. This project gave me an opportunity to tell a story from a different perspective and explore the aspects of a person’s cultural identity.