MEMORIALS 2016

 

Memorials are neither still life nor portrait but represent the subject becoming nature morte. Rotting flesh is arranged among the paraphernalia of celebration, signalling the end of the consumer party.  Regardless of body-labour or workout ethic the body sags into amorphous organic forms. To evoke the idea of a memorial to a lost object the photographs are installed leaning against the gallery wall propped up by two deflated balloons.

 

Memorials is part of three series of images (Pacifier, Memorials, Nature Morte) follow the cycle of the commodity-body in the pursuit of  perfection from the endless succession of body-labour practices and the failure of  flesh to adhere to beauty-ideals to the obsolete body becoming nature morte.