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Graf, Barbara Sen.Lect. Mag. art.

title
Corporeal Explorations
subtitle
On performative body sculptures and bodily topographies
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speech
keywords
body, perception, art, corporeal expression
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Barbara Graf is an artist and lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the Textile Department. In her work she investigates body representations and develops flexible sculptures as a second skin. The main media are drawing, sculpture, photography and film. Since 2004 she has been working in artistic research projects dealing with medical issues. She is currently developing her artistic doctoral thesis Stitches and Sutures on the visualization of body perception. Graf presents works that deal intensively with the body. Covers, cloths and bandages describe a movement from the surface into the depths of the body. Once it is a solid protective wrapping, it is soon a fine translucent bandage into which physical structures are drawn with the sewing machine. Another time the body is drawn cartographically. The physical space is turned upside down, expanded or rearranged. Textile and physical tissues overlap. The works from the series of the Cloths show vulnerable bodies. Fabrics used in surgery are transformed artistically into membranes that embody corporeal expression and body perception.
Lecturers
Barbara Graf
date, time and location
date
2019-10-08
time
12:00:00 – 13:00:00
location
Dunedin, Neuseeland
location description
Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic
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