Shadow: A Monologue, 2021
“Shadow: A Monologue” is a story of identity told from the perspective of a shadow. It posts a question on existence, expectation, and the meaning of self. The work is inspired by Gladys' experience of social anxiety, and the psychological barrier that builds up around her.
The visual collage is made by overlaying clips of the artist's choreography with obscure objects around her flat, emphasizing the idea of hiding and burying. A reading of Gladys' original poem is accompanied by her singing, the sound of water, and piano melodies to create moments of dissonance, peace, and chaos.