Digital Print by Tracy Satchwill
The Mannacled Mannequins
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 Manacled Mannequins is based on the tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, a story that isn't so well known, but looks at 12 daughters that secretly escape every night to dance. They are eventually discovered by an old soldier and the eldest daughter is made to marry him. In my version the daughters are trapped as dolls in a never-ending wheel. They have the freedom to dance but are still trapped by the men in the story. This is from ‘A World of Tales’ collection, which derives from a study of the portrayal of women in fairy tales.
Edition of 7
Digital Collage, Limited Edition Print Signed on expression smooth paper printed by Saxon Digital.
80x84cm (image 60x68cm)