In September 2011 some of my work on the Body and Physical Culture was the subject of an exhibition at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Insitution. Click here to view the Online Exhibition Book.
Body culture is an interdisciplinary contemporary art exhibition exploring young people’s relationship with their bodies within a culture of increased surveillance and body perfection. Thirteen artists have translated research findings of work by Dr Emma Rich, The University of Bath and colleagues from Loughborough University (Laura De-Pian, John Evans, Rachel Allwood) into forms of performance art, conceptual sculptures and photography. Amidst growing concerns about the rise in disordered eating and body dissatisfaction, the exhibition uses these various art forms to explore the impact of an increased focus on weighing, measuring and the surveillance on young people’s bodies.