Darcell Apelu

Layers Layers Layers (2017)

57 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Silent

"Layers, Layers, Layers explores the body as surface to be read and understood. The reading of the body within the work occupies a Pacific populace-autobiographical framework, knowing that her body is a place holder for others in similar positions. The use of the body is subtle within Layers, Layers, Layers as the body itself becomes a surface and material to be edited, modified and projected out as text.

Transforming flesh within moving image into Pacific iconography is a way in which Darcell seeks to create a self-constructed identity that tries to surpass the Western lens in which she was raised."

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