The construction of the ‘self’ is continuous, shaped both explicitly and implicitly. All collective human existence is informed to a greater or lesser degree by spoken and unspoken rules.
Ellipsis explores the struggles of three black women in this process of identity construction, in which they attempt to make sense of an elusive concept: negotiating questions of ‘belonging’ and ‘not belonging’ to a particular group. The artwork uses projection, movement and sound to reflect the women's experiences with manifold identities. One woman’s image is superimposed onto the bodies of the others as they question issues of the body, sexuality, culture and the ever-present glass ceiling.