‘Donyale Luna,’ vinyl, (2006)
‘Slave Girl hides from Encolpio and Ascilto (2/4),’ Watercolour on paper, (2006)
‘Slave Girl hides from Encolpio and Ascilto (4/4),’ Watercolour on paper, (close up), (2006)
‘Donyale Lune, Screen Test,’ (video), (2006)
This body of work explored and generated connections between pioneering, black ’60’s model Donyale Luna, the character (Enotea) Luna portrayed in Fellini’s ‘Satyricon’ (arguably the earliest novel in Western culture) and the gap between the two. It also explored notions of portraiture and self-portraiture.
Work included the production of associative maps, reenactment of the only surviving documentation of Luna’s screen test with Any Warhol, and repeated painting the same scene from ‘Satyricon.’