Hey, you there, Flower Girl!
Is the first solo exhibition by Rebecca Persic, which sees her embody the role of a flower girl to examine the ways in which performance and re-enactment can reveal identity as performativity. Weddings are a highly historicised and performative event, whereby individuals are identified by their mode / function; such as ‘bride’, ‘groom’, ‘bridesmaid’ or ‘father of the bride’. From hens and bucks’ nights, to instructions like 'you may now kiss the bride', these titles and rituals perpetuate ideological identities. Persic’s parodic approach to these practices aim to disrupt the legitimacy of these identity types. Through modes of subversion, combined with autobiographical elements and methodologies of displacement, re-enactment and appropriation, Persic challenges the stability of these institutionalised identities through the use of humour and absurdity.
Rebecca Persic is a multidisciplinary artist working in Perth, Western Australia. In 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor of Art (Double Major - Fine Art and Art History and Theory) from Curtin University and has won numerous awards for excellence. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions and in 2019 she plans to commence Fine Arts Honours at Curtin University.