Performing the loop
Situated between sculptural and body art practices this project explores the phenomenological lived-body through the artist’s body in reflexive activity as both subject and object. A specific focus explores the lived body as not able to be got to; positioned within a loop of continual deferral and becoming in the chiasmic fold of flesh. To this end studio methods include the use of an ‘embodied’ lens, positioned physically and spatially within the momentum of my bodily activity. As such, private actions and sculptural endeavours are located as lacking resolve and deeply subjective. This project prioritises process rather than product and employs the lens to enable performative documents, performing the work as moments of encounter within a bodily incoherence. This thesis project is constituted as 80% practice-based work accompanied by a 20% exegesis.