FInal Girl

a photo based exploration of  the “Final Girl” trope , canonized in horror cinema and  coined by  “Men, Women, and Chainsaws” author Carol J. Clover.
the photo series investigates, in Jungian terms, the Persona of the Final Girl and the Shadow of the Monster/Killer. rather than viewing the Killer of the film as a foreign Other that the Final Girl must defeat,
I understand them dualistically, possessing the same Ego. the Killer giving in to the Ego’s unconscious desires, while the Final Girl attempts to supress her darker, chaotic impulses.

final girl series, 2020, digital photograph and collage, props made of stoneware