2022-ongoing, digital photographs, dimensions and configurations variable

"But if we consider the face as a territory rather than as a token or even as a sign, with its appearance, disappearance, and reappearance always written-through with traces of history of its forms and uses, we find it one of the places in representation where the past and the present collide most powerfully, and continually exchange a message of crisis." - John Welchman (1988)

This series explores Deleuze and Guattari's concept of faciality, referring to the way faces are organized and regulated within social and cultural systems. They argue that the face plays a crucial role in establishing and maintaining social order and control. In these photos I experiment with ways of distorting my face in a process of "deterritorialization," where faciality can be disrupted or subverted. This involves challenging and breaking away from the established norms and codes associated with facial features and expressions, resisting the standardized ways in which faces are socially constructed.