The contradictory aesthetic philosophies of human health reside at the core of Ilona Sagar’s exhibtion ‘Human Factors’. Regarding the body as a site where internal and external languages collide, Sagar’s eponymous film is the starting point for a new series incorporating digital imagery, performance, texts and audio. The project’s incongruous syntax is severe and emotive, an apparent chaos manufacturing new systems of logic. The history of individual health as a political tool is evident—Sagar mediates this legacy with strategies in physiotherapy and by analysing the architectures of the health industry.
Ilona Sagar (b.1985, lives and works in London) received a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College in 2008 and completed an MFA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2012. Recent exhibitions include The Ballad of Peckham Rye, Bussey Building, Peckham; Art on the Underground as part of the Art Licks Weekend; Saturated Space commission for the Architectural Association (all 2013); Heart of Darkness, Le Centre national d’art contemporain, Nice FR; The Visionary Trading Project, Guest Projects (both 2012); States of Matter, the Swiss Church (2011); and Architectural Playgrounds, Barbican Gallery (2010). Upcoming projects include TENDERPIXEL at Art Rotterdam, NL (February 2014); and Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art (March 2014).
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