Siena Barnes has her eye on the prize.
Building on her recent successes, her new work celebrates the shadow goddess: temple dancers, go-go dancers, sirens and witches, and sees her expand the repertoire of her practice and begin to use film as her primary, guiding medium.
The new work comprises the films themselves in conversation with associated objects and harks back to a time before guilt and shame shattered sexuality. As always, Siena is more than happy to challenge the viewer and push against convention as she journeys further into the mythic and examines the influence it exerts on the contemporary culture.
Siena will be exhibiting internationally this year, is in the process of recording a debut record with her band Saint Severin and has work for sale all over the internet.
Siena Barnes (b. 1982, London, UK) lives and works in the UK. She is self taught. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Sameheads, Berlin, Germany; Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire, UK; Saint Maison, Tokyo, online exhibition; Finch, London, UK; Shed Space, Bristol, UK; Cube Microplex, Bristol, UK; Studio 1.1, London, UK; Hysteric Glamour, Osaka + Nagoya, Japan. Barnes continues to collaborate with Japanese fashion legends Hysteric Glamour and is collected internationally.