NATURE MORTE 2016

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.

 

The positive, highly sexualised, dazzling commodity-body is viewed from a distance as a complete object and represented in photographs as a ‘stilled life’. An abject body would not reproduce the sign-values of the Spectacle. The boundaries of this body are open as it eats, shits, dies and decays. The distinction between subject / object, food / feeder, and self / other is lost. It

would be photographed at close proximity so the viewer cannot see it in its entirety.