Re-thinking The Body
New work inspired by UCA’s archive
November – December 2015
Elaine Thomas Library
Madeline Sparrow, MA Fine Art; Susan Merrick, MA Fine Art (video piece);Allison Inwards, BA Illustration; Daire Lawlor, BA Illustration: Joslyn Hobbis, BA Fine Art: Kim Cruickshank-Inns, BA Three Dimensional Design
Re-thinking the Body aims to explore different ways in which disability has been represented and (mis)understood in society and culture. UCA’s Archives invited students to each produce new work which imaginatively responded to particular areas of our collection, including Tessa Boffin’s Photography Archive, themes related to sexual identity, and the Working Press archive. Participants also took inspiration from material related to mental health, language and terminology of disability, body image, gender roles, invisible disabilities, the idea of labelling, and the materiality of the archive.
Re-thinking the Body coincides with Disability Month (November 2015) and involves current undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at UCA, Farnham.
Madeline Sparrow, MA Fine Art
Susan Merrick, MA Fine Art (video piece)
Allison Inwards, BA Illustration
Daire Lawlor, BA Illustration
Joslyn Hobbis, BA Fine Art
Kim Cruickshank-Inns, BA Three Dimensional Design
Curated by Rebekah Taylor, Archivist