Tokyo Rumando, ‘Orphée (H2)’, 2014, Blindspot Gallery

Her black and white self-portraits have a strong cinematic touch. In Orphée (2014), the artist staged different scenes and dressed up to play different female roles including innocent young girl, wild blonde woman, sadomasochist with leather wear. In most of these scenes, she is naked and seems fragile. The reflections from the mirror reveal imagined, surrealistic scenes that represent her memories, fantasy, fear and pain. Tokyo Rumando’s Orphée series is currently being exhibited in a group exhibition titled “Performi