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EMILY WOODRUFF

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Moulding Masks

Moulding Masks explores autistic ‘masking’ and social belonging. Emily’s performance looks at how imagination is often used to ‘fill the gaps’ in understanding friendships.

The piece investigates how autistic people often use their imagination to create 'masks'. Autistic individuals often start this process as children and many continue to utilise it into adulthood. These masks allow them to 'walk through' and understand social scenarios.