Interior Stretch

Interior Stretch explores the body as sculpture. The material that is stretched with the body is used as a costume and I activate the architectural space with the body. The radiator is used as a source of warmth for the body as I used the floor as working space to support the body. The work is all of the above - photograph, performance, installation, and costume.  

 
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I echo the question that Emily Apter poses “Can one seduce through an abstracted visual femininity while derealizing the female body in art?”[1] in Fetishism and Visual Seduction in Mary Kelly’s Interim.

 

[1] Pg 103 October Files, Mary Kelly  Fetishism and Visual Seduction in Mary Kelly’s Interim Emily Apter

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The fixing together of separate units is important to me in terms of care, healing and trauma. My own trauma has been realized across time and I wanted time in the work to be evident in the stitching of the fabric.