Sara Holwerda
My work is an investigation into the role of performance, video and photography in the construction of female identity. I utlize live movement, moving images, and repeated images to deconstruct persistent ideals for feminine behavior and construct new possibilities for feminine expression.

My research encompasses feminist theory regarding the male gaze of cinema, traditions of women collecting and imitating images of other women (Victorian era photographic calling cards, pin-ups, and Vaudeville mimicry routines) and contemporary references such as YouTube fan videos, tutorials, and parodies.

Photo Credit: Leicester Mitchell