His N Hers 1
His N Hers 1 is a feminist collage made with vintage magazines using a simple cut-out juxtaposition to highlight the contortions and discomfort of Hollywood glamour models and the tyranny of the ‘casting couch’. The work embodies a form of strangulation and suffocation that predates the #metoo campaign to expose Hollywood moguls abuse of power.
Julia Andrews-Clifford posted up this anti-advert in a bus shelter on the eve of International Women’s Day 2017. Motivated to make the piece after researching contemporary advertising and being surprised by the prevalence of pornographic poses and postures in women’s and film magazines, particularly the most recent and notorious Saint Laurent campaign. The work is an anti-advert to draw attention to the persistent and continuing exploitation of female bodies for commercial gain in the film and advertising industries. This is a limited edition bus shelter size poster of 1/10 printed, taken from an original photomontage and signed by the artist. This cut and paste mixed media is signed by Julia Andrews-Clifford and is part of the Cut collection (2017).