A Trace-Body, 2017

Installed at the Graduate Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, September 2017 on completing MLitt Fine Art Practice – Sculpture.

A Trace-Body is an installation in two parts. In the first room three screens play Videos from a body. On the floor of the second room are Garments: gusset, waist, and ankle.

A camera is connected to a body, capturing traces of its movement. A body acts as a lens, its rhythm embedded in the video.

videos from a body
Installation view, room one: Videos from a body
Video installation (colour, sound, looped), various durations: 45 sec, 1min 58 sec, and 7 sec.
A view close to the grey gallery floor. In the foreground a glittery purple lycra garment, sort of like hot pants, rests on the floor. In the background, out of focus, two smaller bundles of the same fabric are lying.
Installation view, room two: Garments: gusset, waist, and ankle
Three lycra garments and mobile phone. Dimensions of garments: gusset 40cm x 25cm, waist 45cm x 20cm, and ankle 12cm x 12cm
Link to video documentation
Video documentation of installation.

A starting point for this work was the phrase “trace-body” as described by Sun-ha Hong in the essay ‘Presence, or the sense of being-there and being-with in the new media society‘.