Lana Rhoades (2019), digital collage, 83 x 51 cm
The work is about women's acting in heterosexual porn as the ultimate feminine gender performance, of woman as object, of woman as only a body for sex, as reproductive organs.
Lana Rhoades is a porn performer. After a man catcalled me, calling me her name, I read up on her. She’s my age and has lived a harsh life parallel in time to mine. This collage is of comments on her videos, speculating on whether she is acting or not, whether she’s performing.
The images of her tattoo are from different porn films, and prove her identity is static regardless of acting in different roles. The tattoo references a love interest from her adolescence and shows that she lives a life separate from the roles she performs in pornography.