Bodies That Matter 2 

22. May - 25. May 14 / ended ArtLacuna Space

Open 12 to 5pm Friday to Sunday

Exhibition | Multi-disciplinary | London

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Language, Consumption & Performativity

Alex March | Jane Harris | Chris Cawkwell | Amelia Critchlow | Mindy Lee | Sasha Bowles | James Petrucci | Trish Scott | Rebecca James | Bethe Bronson | Holly Stevenson | Suzanne de Emmony | Catherine Linton

Following on from the success of the Bodies That Matter Part 1 event held at SS65 in September, 2013, ArtLacuna are pleased to present Part 2 at ArtLacuna Space.

During the install and crit last September, artists were asked the degree to which they take on pre-prescribed roles and identities within their practices. What appeared to be a disparate group of artists with different agendas and (practices), turned out to have a lot in common both aesthetically and politically.

And so a conversation began.

And carried on.

And on.

Part 2 is the culmination (maybe) of that conversation. The three main themes to emerge concerned; language, consumption and performativity, the artists are now asked to respond to these statements:

Our presentation of self is sited in language and this language determines how our thoughts and experiences are shaped.

Does the body consume its surroundings to a point where we are devouring and excreting our own identities, (albeit identities that are performed).

The authenticity of the self is performative, that is to say, it’s truth exists only to the degree that it is performed. Identity is formed through action in, and reaction to, the world around it.

Join the conversation and come and see what happened.

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