Fiona Bailey 2021
Fiona Bailey is a recent graduate from the film department of the historic Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Her film and video work is experimental in nature and is informed by her minors in art history and museum and gallery practices. Fiona uses a variety of methods to achieve texture, temporality, emotion and engrossing filmic environments in non narrative projects, including glitch art, re-contextualizing archival footage and virtual reality. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her partner and cat.
Collection of Video Art projects
Do Not Touch Your Face With Those Ruined Hands was made because of, for, and during the worldwide period of isolation of the last year. I've spent this time revisiting my Catholic upbringing, and investigating the residual comfort and shame it has caused. This project is a virtual diptych, exploring traditionally feminine crafts and sanctifying them through the creative and destructive processes. Do Not Touch Your Face With Those Ruined Hands is a tribute to the female saints and mystics of the Catholic Church who destroyed their bodies in the process of becoming venerated; who committed extreme acts of asceticism to become closer to god. The specificity of the viewing experience enshrines the project as an installation based piece for a separated post-covid world.
The Self Portrait and the Mirror Stage: How Artists Sculpt Themselves