Altered Ego explores the world of identity, espionage and deception. We investigate the ways in which we all construct our identities with varying degrees of veracity, accuracy and even mendacity…
Altered Ego investigates alter egos, notions of self-presentation in the world, differing identities for different contexts, and those ‘normal’ parts of human behaviour that are influenced by experiences and heightened in disability.
The project questions identity, who we ‘are’, our self-presentation and deceptions. This is being achieved through a series of situational and photo-based experiments and interventions, which culminated in a symposium and exhibition in 2019 at Lord Spittleash’s Llandaff residence, Insole Court.
Altered Ego is being led by David Sinden and Kate Woodward in collaboration with five artists, who identify as both disabled and non-disabled, and working with a spectrum of creative practices.
We are linking with project partners Disability Arts Cymru, Ffotogallery and Cardiff MADE as well as key research centres at Cardiff School of Art & Design and TRACE at Bath Spa University.
Altered Ego has been supported by the Arts Council of Wales and is part of Diffusion 2019.