Body Rituals

 

Body Rituals: Triptych

  • TITLE: Body Rituals: Triptych
  • MEDIUM: Black and White Photography, Digital archival prints on 100% Somerset Velvet
  • SIZE: 36″ X 47″
  • COMPLETION: 2003

Description

Through the use of the body in the construction of photographic images, I am playing with the notion of structures of truth which are culturally invested in biomedical science, normalized and deployed through language. Precisely where one might wish to turn to medical discourses for specificity and distinction, the viewer finds instead, a blurring of categories and boundaries. The poses, the painted lace on the body, the absence of any specific genitalia, are all attributes linked together as insignias of gender subjectivity.