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The hoodie worn by the figure in Soloist references both the benevolent hoods of monks and malevolent connotations of rioters and street gangs, and as an egalitarian garment is used to explore concepts of public identity, privacy, trust and surveillance, some of the most compelling issues of our times.
This is a figure of passive resistance. While modeled on my own body, the identity of the figure is ambiguous. Its anonymity evokes questions regarding the act of identification and of being watched. The figure is titled Soloist as he is the central performer in the act of being viewed.
- Alexander Seton