Material Counterpart


Sara Fiorino

Middlesex University, England.

We are shaped by social constructs often before we know who we are. These influences play out against a backdrop of illusions and lead to the eventual, inevitable failure to fully fit into a predetermined role.‘Material Counterpart’ serves to visualise the unattainable pleasures and drip-fed sources of self-validation that are almost universally sought by society. In highlighting the tragicomic nature of the symbols and rituals present in this ineludible process, we are better able to understand its perpetual resonance.