'A massive Nothing' (Kristeva, J.1982) My work focuses on rites of passage, and social ritual, attempting to understand what it is to be human. This last project concerns birth, a subject often ignored, deemed embarrassing, perhaps improper. Using the video footage shot of a friend in childbirth, I invited people to view a four-minute edit, photographing portraits of them as they watched. Moved to express themselves in various ways, ranging through disgust, embarrassment and fascinated, at moments the subjects all became contemplative, still. Shown as a slideshow, they complete a multimedia triptych, exaggerating the stillness of photographs, and working as a reminder that often 'technology determines the ways in which we can and cannot engage with the body' (Cross, D. 2006, pg 32).
Isabella May Cantù • Cesare De Giglio • Nina Joanna Dmyterko • Emile Ebrahim Kelly • Claire Lawrie • Chloe Rafferty • Katie Snooks • Jessica Sumerling • Ash Tailor •