Photographed in this contorted fashion, the body becomes inhuman. It is a mindless mass of flesh, a growth. The image intrigues us with its peculiarity and soft lighting, while its grotesqueness repels us. Here, what should be intimately familiar is transformed into an unfamiliar sculpture. The work speaks the human condition and our increasing alienation from our own bodies. The forms photographed are far from the ideal bodily image and hold a sense of the cadaver about them. The grey walls surrounding the bodies are bleak, allowing no escape from the space, while the marked surfaces mirror the imperfections visible on the anonymous bodies. These unsettling images are an exploration of how we are situated within our own skin.
James Bannister • Edmond Bayne-Powell • Anton Belmonté • Katie Brown • Sophie Bruce-Watt • Max Compton • Will Cornelius • James Cowley • Theo Deproost • Emily Garner • David Greatorex • Leanne Healey • Meesha Holley • Tamsin Hughes • Elliot King • Megan Roberts • Chloe Rosser • Jodie Tapping • Martyn Windsor • Saxon Witbrock • Andrew Wright •