I Died for Beauty 2
Tracy Satchwill is a multi-disciplinary artist working in Norwich, UK. She works with moving image, sound, performance and digital processes to explore, through a feminist perspective, ideologies, history and social structures that shape our behaviours and viewpoints. Her work revolves around collage, working with film, photography, mixed media, artefacts and archival materials.
She has exhibited internationally with venues including Somerset House, the Science Museum, Empire State Building, the Guildhall Art Gallery and the Old Truman Brewery. Her films have screened at film festivals and art galleries including Montreal International Film Festival. Her Arts Council awarded Magna Carta Women project, depicting women and men that paved the way for women’s rights, toured England as part of the Magna Carta celebrations in 2015. Hysterical Females, an experimental film exploring discrimination against Edwardian women, screened at events and art galleries marking the centenary of women’s suffrage in 2018.
She has a Master's in Communication Design from Norwich University of the Arts and a BA (Hons) in Illustration from University of Plymouth. She is currently a virtual artist in residence at North Lincolnshire Museum, exploring different methods of storytelling within a museum setting. She is also attending a mentorship programme with Collusion and Norwich University of the Arts to explore new digital technologies within her practice.
The short film explores the disruption of habitual perceptions of beauty. We look in the mirror and we want to be someone else or a 'better' version of ourselves. We are subjected to images and text from magazines and advertisements which sells us an illusion and destroys our self-esteem.
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