“One of the most overlooked aspects of my work is the inherent performativity- not as action - but as introspective play…if the work exists solely for my own consciousness, then this is purpose enough.”
Haynes Goodsell is a conceptual artist who works with lens-based media. Mostly using himself as the focal point of his creative work, he has spent the last decade taking photographic self-portraits. As a gay man, there is often an undercurrent that explores his own sexual experience. He re-contextualizes images and videos to show the malleability and richness of autobiographical source material, thus inviting us to reconsider our pasts.