The Declaration of Resemblance and Fluid Insurgents
29 August–17 October 200929 Aug–17 Oct 2009
Jemima Wyman’s new photo-collages and video were inspired by the improvised radical chic of liberation armies. The ‘irregular military’ routinely distinguish themselves through their distinctive patterned/camouflaged outfits made in off-the-rack fabrics (like plaids), which simultaneously operate both as corporate uniform and disguise. In her collages, figures disappear into or lurk within patterns that underpin corporate emblems. A skull, for instance, becomes a hive of deadly insurgents, floral yet festering. Meanwhile, her video explores camouflage in conjunction with humorous scenarios, violent actions, sexual titillation, and nauseating sound.