Moving between the real vs the artificial, and the imagined vs the actual, this body of work asks questions surrounding the complexities of the body’s mortal and immortal manifestations. How these spaces translate to non-places is also explored by oscillating between different imagined holding places regarding mortality. This body of work moves between the post-mortem operating room as well as travelling through the wounds to the archetypal female cavity. The specific sutures through which these deeply evasive spaces may be reached is negotiated by considering the fragile and temporal nature of the body as a vessel itself. In questioning how the body can become a vessel to go deeper into the tissue of the world, the idea of spacelessness becomes integral in removing the body from a place of familiarity to a place of ambiguity.
Furthermore, my work explores how mortality can create a space of contagion by considering the idea of artificial loss. By overtly drawing on notions of artificial and surgical imagery, the process of grief is also expanded on by referring to the ephemeral and immaterial nature of the body. The digital quality of the work also adds to the idea of the artificial or imagined through its existence in an intangible cyberspace.