WOMEN IN DISGUISE
We take a look at female performance artists who have transformed themselves for their art
CINDY SHERMAN Used herself as a model in her 19771980 series of photographs designed to look like movie stills. In each of them, Cindy was her own cast and crew,
creating images of a 50s Hollywood starlet at home.
ADRIAN PIPER In 1973, Adrian (who is of mixed race), created the character Mythic Being (right) during the civil rights movement – complete with an Afro wig, sunglasses and a moustache. With this masculine persona,
and people’s reactions to it, she created political and social commentary.
NIKKI S LEE Spent four years constructing personalities conforming to different American sub-cultures – from skateboarders to drag queens and punks – to understand
what identity means and how it can be conveyed.