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Miss Meatface

Kat Toronto, aka ‘Miss Meatface’, is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in performance-based photography. She uses her often unsettling and surreal Polaroid images to explore the cultural ideals of feminine beauty and the objectification of women by toying with the push and pull of dominance and submission, and the act of revealing and concealing. Diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer in 2010, which eventually led to a full hysterectomy, Kat uses Miss Meatface as an artistic catalyst to delve into a complex set of questions about where she now fits into society as a woman. 

‘In the beginning, I experimented with special effects makeup and took self-portraits with a Polaroid camera. That’s where the Meatface thing came from. Then gradually, as I explored my relationship with the fetish community and reflected on my personal history, Miss Meatface began to evolve. It’s interesting, how with the twists and turns that my life takes, she just kind of goes with it and reveals something new to me every time.’ – Kat Toronto 

Dominic Johnson is a Lecturer in the Department of Drama, Queen Mary University of London, and publishes frequently on performance and visual culture. His research interests include performance and visual culture, and subcultural histories, including body modification and performance in alternative spaces.

Kat Toronto
Dominic Johnson
Rosa Nussbaum

25 × 20cm
10 × 8 in
Approx. 160 colour photographs

£50.00 | $75.00

ISBN 978-1-911422-26-6