Meg Porteous: Dissociative bodies

In her 2019 exhibition Tears in Rain, Auckland‑based photographer Meg Porteous presented a suite of images that placed the artist as a voyeur within her own apartment-dwelling microcosm. Comprised of self‑portraits and grainy cityscapes shot from the artist’s fourth‑floor window, the exhibition articulated an unsettling biography of female performativity and surveillance, revealing the latent power dynamics at play in the production of the self‑image. 

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