This 15 minutes monologue was conceived by Bettina John’s Alter Ego Miss Dixie De Rose in 2014. It was produced as a video piece (see below 2015) and can be performed live. Miss Dixie De Rose and her work is an exploration into the inner world of an artist and what it means to be one. Watching this persona is intriguing and refreshing. Partly a play on stereotypical ideas around the artist, her manners feel unfiltered and raw.
The video below “Train of Thought” was first exhibited as part of the installation “Backstage at Miss Dixie De Rose” in 2015 at Stour Space in London. The exhibition was themed around Online Identity and explored the possibilities online profiles offer to re-invent oneself. Bettina John has five Alter Egos of which four have an online identity. Those online profiles were essential to the development of the artist’s Alter Egos in 2012.
Camera: Blake Byles
Sound Design: Evert Taihuttu