sayers&lundgreen

OUR COLLABORATION

Phil Sayers and Rikke Lundgreen are a collaborative artist team who worked together for 10 years from 2001, performing in photographic and video works made in response to art historical sources. Many of their works assume a feminist perspective to gently and ironically critique aspects of our cultural heritage.

Their contemporary interpretations of historical works reveal moments of human transaction where the roles of gender, status and power seem to be uncertain and in flux, and themes of power, ageing, death, sexuality, mirroring and doubling frequently recur.

Initially both artists gravitated towards photographic masquerade as a means to perform 'femininity' in a search for personal identity - Lundgreen as a woman, Sayers as a transvestite. Recently their collaborative and individual practices have diverged Sayers maintaining photographic masquerade and Lundgreen moving predominantly towards video and live performance.