Richard Ansett

Geoff Transforming from Tina © Richard Ansett 2016


My interest is in the concept of the transformation itself; the space between one identity and another. Working with subjects from the trans community offers an opportunity to explore an existence free from firm cultural foundations. It is an examination of perceived moral certainty that masks the existential chaos of human existence.

The examination of Tina focuses on the detail that surrounds otherwise conventional aesthetic, political and narrative considerations. It is a discussion on the nature of persona and the possibility of being liberated to form others or to find the courage to face the world as ourselves.

Mortality is the timeline within which we can reconcile who we appear to be with who we actually are. RA

File_7385, Tina Geoff Transformation detail © Richard Ansett 2016