February 2019 CSM SU Gallery
‘Human Manifesto’ is an exhibition organised by the LGBT+ and ArtsFems societies at UAL. Through the lens of personal and social identity, the art shown at Human Manifesto is intended to provoke thought about the body and what it means to inhabit a body, especially as a queer person or a woman.
Can You See Me? #6 tells a story of my inhabited body, the photographs span 30 years, from youthful pregnancy to mature woman experiencing ‘the change’. The solid porcelain figure in the extended corner of the steel framed ‘room’ represents a desire for stillness and peace as a contrast to the rollercoaster of physical and emotional experience that peri-menopause can be.
My work is underpinned by contemporary feminist theory. I am concerned with how to speak and be seen, how situated in our own specific narratives we can communicate in a broad social and political arena. Being present.
Had a wonderful conversation with the gentleman working as security for the private view who said he enjoyed my work and that his wife has been experiencing menopause for 17 years.