Have just finished installing Body as Canvas at New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK. This is a photographic exhibition comprising 12 prints from the Body as Canvas project. It opens on June 20, 2015 and runs until October 2015.
Four images on the exhibition below:
Image above is of Bethan Davies (New Art Exchange and myself having just completed the installation.
Body as Canvas
An exploration of identity.
Developed through a process where people with a learning disability created several unstructured, improvised performance events using movement, sound and light. Each performance was based loosely upon the underlying themes of an exhibition at New Art Exchange and captured using a digital camera – framing just a fraction of a second of the event. The camera became the audience for the performance and its presence influenced how people reacted and wanted to be presented within its frame. Body as Canvas presents the individual images as statements – a behaviour, a culture and a source of creativity where difference shines - a cultural world yet to be acknowledged. The photography uses soft focus and shallow depth of field to give emphasis to the individual within each frame.
Body as Canvas is a project developed as a part of my role as Artist in Residence at the LEVEL Centre – a contemporary arts centre developing, creating and promoting an artistic culture with and for extraordinary people. www.levelcentre.com
Some of the images used in the exhibition.