Watch Lena Echelle's interview on Youtube.
When I get dressed, I feel like I am playing a character. The way in which we are seen by others is in part dependent on ourselves, but it is also affected by external factors. We might like to think of our true, inner personality as becoming more refined through time, but the way in which we are perceived also takes on additional layers of meaning that we may not fully comprehend.
In this video, I try to provoke strange feelings through simple interactions of clothing, adornment, shadow, and sound.
"Affective Perception" - Pendant for belt, 2018. Rawhide and reclaimed toy handgun. Photo: L. Echelle