It is the norm within patriarchal culture that representations of women's bodies are produced for male viewing pleasure and consumption. As a female artist, the exploration of visual strategies to challenge the status quo and reclaim the typically eroticised areas of the body is particularly relevant in our current political climate. In Untitled, fragments of the female body have been turned into objects that frustrate the viewer's gaze and problematises their act of looking, denying access to what is usually perceived as ever accessible. By arranging parts of the female body in an unfamiliar form or order, an element of the uncanny is introduced in order to subvert the conventions of transforming the female body into an instrument of sexual pleasure.
Louis William Clay • Jessica Codd • Finley Letchford-Dobbs • Charles René Samways • Joe Wilkins •