Visual Arts Exhibition: Andree Mackenzie

Title of Major Work: The shadow exploded - Photomedia

My body of work, The shadow exploded, is a series of 18 film stills inspired by female horror movie clichés seen in Brian de Palma’s Carrie (USA, 1976) and the work of Luciano Tovoli, an Italian cinematographer who worked on classic Italian horror films such as Suspiria (Italy, 1977) and Tenebrae (Italy, 1982). 

It explores the reclamation of female power achieved through the victim to villain character trope. My series is a contemporary interpretation of this popular character arc seen portrayed by female protagonists in horror films such as Carrie, Midsommar (USA, 2019) and Jennifer’s Body (USA, 2009).