Ayano Hattori, I'm a boy

I’m a boy

Photography with Sound


“The shape of the aeroplane on the ground became smaller and smaller. With the swelling excitement of rising towards the highest point in the sky, the miniature city of Singapore galvanised my inner child.”


The photographic image of the shadow of a propeller-driven small plane where the artist was on board is aligned with her own voice saying ‘I’m a boy.’ The notion of gender embodied through the corporeality of her female voice becomes fluid much like the unfixed shadow of the plane. Spoken in a forelign language, the first-person ‘I’ she pronounces is suggestive of the inclusion of various positionalities within the voice.  


The mismatch between the visual and the audio of I’m a boy reconsiders identity. 

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