'Melancholia' is series based on the exploration of the artists melancholic temperament. Created in a deeply personal space, a metaphorical theatre, in which she is able to explore these emotions in front of the viewer’s gaze. The camera acts as a looking glass into the most private of feelings, normally hidden from view. Perry is interested in the merging of her body and the space in which it inhabits. This display of merging moves beyond the visual representation, into the tactile reality of the emotional theatrical
Produced in limited edition on hand coloured Silver Gelatin photographic prints within a traditional wet-darkroom.
'I worry' is a series of expressionistic photographs, that explore the notion of worrying, something the artist has struggled with since childhood. The work reveals intimate details of the artists emotions, with her expressive 'mind drawings' drawn upon instinct, providing a physical dimension to the human psyche. As well as revealing intimate details of the artist's life, the work is also an expression of universal emotions creating an intimacy and connection with the viewer.
Produced in limited edition on C-type photographic print from colour negative film with accompaining hand written text.
'To Draw my past' was produced over a period of 14 days in which the artist confined herself to her bedroom in an attempt to rid herself of past emotions. During this time she produced 96 works consisting of text and drawings creating a bibliographical portrayal of her past. She then photographed herself in front of the drawings re-living thus ridding herself of past emotions.
Produced in limited edition on C-type photgraphic print from colour negative film.
'Traces' are a series of private performances documented on film, allowing a series of film-stills as well as short performance pieces to be created. By allowing a trace of the body upon another form, similar to a shedding of skin, the artist sheds a particular thought/emotion, thus ridding herself of it. As well as exploring the boundaries of self-representation, the work provides a physical dimension to the human psyche. The performances explore the link between art and its cathartic function, a source of constant exploration by the artist.
Produced in limited edition on C-type photographic prints from film-stills.