Issue 38: Spectacle
In 2008 Julia Roberts sojourned to India to star in the Ryan Murphy film Eat Pray Love (2010). The film, based on the memoir by Liz Gilbert, articulates a colonial desire through its depiction of a white woman on a journey of self- discovery. Julia & I (2018) is a two part video work, which places the artist in the role of Julia Roberts, and Julia Roberts as the colonial occupier.
Sabella D’Souza (b.1995) is a Sydney-based artist whose video work explores cultural hybridity, virtual identity, and colonial spectatorship. They are interested in brown subjectivity, and the ways in which emerging technologies affect those living in Diaspora. They are particularly interested in autonomous Facebook groups, catfishing, and Julia Roberts. They are currently completing their BFA & BA at UNSW (2018). They have exhibited extensively across the USA, UK, and Australia.
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