Object to Subject
Object to Subject is rooted in theories of the 'the gaze'. The model displays different emotions intended to disrupt a straightforward sexual reading of the female nude. The theory follows, when the viewer sees an emotion in a stranger, an emotion they recognize, empathy takes place. After empathy is elicited the viewer, once inclined to look at the nude as a sexual object, is more likely to view her as a subject or personality. The images use the home as a stage to position this narrative of emotion. They are loosely sequential and if read as they are numbered will hopefully convey a story of emotion where the nude morphs from object to subject in the mind of the viewer.
Hannah Ali • Anna Bolanowska • Jack Boniface • Josh Brown • Stewart Capper • Michael Doyle • Miriam Francis • Myrddin Irwin • Edward Jolley • Frances Jones • Daniel Kearney • Marianne McGurk • Andrew Schofield • Sammi Sparke • Gary Watts •