Trish Morrissey ‘Front’ (research)

Morrissey uses the seaside as the setting for her collection ‘Front’ in her exploration of identity and memory. The series contains twelve photographs of supposedly straightforward family holiday photos that make the viewer anxious, because on a closer look everything is not as it seems. Morrissey is posing with strangers and adopting a different female persona in each shot. In this way she is exploring psychological and physical boundaries.

The collection contains two texts, Passing Strange: Familial Imposters in the photographs of Trish Morrissey, in which Pippa Oldfield comments on ‘cultural anxieties about the imposter mother’. As well as Anne McNeill’s short story Cuckoo which is about ‘a life changing day at the beach’.

Morrissey, T. (2009) Front. Bradford: Impressions Gallery

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under ., Placing Photographic Practice in Context

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s