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New (Role) Models

  • Installation view at the Ancient Bath (CCA), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Detail from the installation at the Ancient Bath (CCA), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Installation view at the Ancient Bath (CCA), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Detail from the installation at the Ancient Bath (CCA), Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Photo installation, 2015, dimensions variable// New (Role) Models is a photo installation depicting a child and her babysitter. A closer examination of the work reveals the androgynous babysitter in a domestic setting, juxtaposed with another image of the same person as a fashion model. In fact her name is Rain Dove. She lives in NYC and works as both
babysitter and a fashion model, mostly for male brands.


New (Role) Models challenges gender stereotypes associated with childcare and embraces a new mode of social tolerance. Shifting gender/roleplaying here is seen as a capital exploited by an individual to navigate the normative gender system. The project was comissioned for the exhibition Mature and Angry curated by Boris Kostadinov, and presented at the Center for Contemporary Art The Ansien Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2015.