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Charlotte Janowski is an artist, costume designer, and director. She designs bespoke masks, installations, and curates performances based in the art of story-telling. She is known for creating otherworldly sculptural pieces. Conceptually she focuses on writing about the intersection between mythology, new paradigm story-telling, and the psychology of identity. She explores the mask as a tool for shape-shifting facets of the psyche and the ability to create cognitive dissonance with sculpted forms. The mask acts like the Rorschach test; a mirror for the subconscious to project upon. The mask allows opportunity for new narratives to be birthed at any moment and inspire the audiences sense of playfulness. Mask-ritual releases us from the constraints of identity. The mask itself is a void. It can be a bridge, a vessel, a tool, a mirror; or even a portal for transformations within the psychic landscape.