Michelle Watt

The Wait

Michelle Watt specialises in staging conceptual narratives with a whimsical flair, often addressing themes of freedom and restriction within the wider realms of cultural identity. Her work engenders stories about the female minority experience, with the aim of giving life to unique standards of beauty and culture, including ones informed by her Chinese American background. She finds joy in assembling tiny, discrete pieces to create vast meaningful worlds, embedding hidden “Easter eggs” as varying social commentary throughout her work. The Wait is a fashion series following a young woman displaced in a surreal waiting room in the midst of travel.

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