Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Bodybuilding project

Recently, I have taken on bodybuilding as part of my artistic practice. Whilst using the unusual and specific techniques of female bodybuilding as art itself, I am aiming to allow my body to become a vehicle to explore physical concerns in an impersonal, critical yet artistic way. I hope to challenge stereotypical assumptions of ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’, whilst amassing a framework of both qualitative and quantitative research and data. The project is also providing the background for a series of video and performative artworks, using themes of embodiment, mind over matter and further visual investigations into the relationship symmetry has to beauty. Here, it is my body itself, that will become the document of my practice.
I'll show more details as I go along...

Horticultural Healing residency with Groundwork - video stills



Horticultural Healing residency with Groundwork





Collaborations with Manuel Vason, Stuart Core (bodybuilder) and Christopher Howell (magician).