Atlantis is a series of works investigating notions of beauty and the impact of these pressures and norms, specifically around race and the unattainable beauty for black people that white society promotes. Romy is interested in how this impacts on emotional well-being and sense of self.
The video Thought Patterns is about managing and living with anxiety and OCD. It uses metaphor, symbolism and text to convey a range of senses, emotions and strategies used in Romy’s day to day life.
Romy Beckles Varga,
HD video, 2017