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Monster Machine, 2019

Jess Taylor







Artist Statement

There are many ways to make a monster; to take two things that should never meet and suture them together, to take the familiar and make it unfamiliar, abject, or to take our deepest held dread and filter them through metaphor and allegory until their original form is obscured by a terrifying visage.

Whatever route one takes, the monster is the Other, a creature that sits outside of the natural order and who society does not allow to be reflected within it. In the case of the vampire, this manifests in a lack of reflection, an absolute denial of their right to see themselves, while other monsters are permitted their reflections if only to trigger their descent into sorrow and self-disgust. But the ability to see oneself is paramount to the ways in which we construct identity. In denying certain members the ability to see themselves, society creates a system which is in itself othering, which perpetuates its monsters and cements their status as outside of the dominant order.

Using the monster as metaphor, these works explore the construction of identity within this system of denial. These works have been made using 3D scanning technology to document my body, but rather than undertake this task with assistance (as is intended), I have attempted to do it alone. The result is a series of monstrous glitches, doppelgangers resulting from technology struggling to make sense of what it sees.



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