Gallery 272 (272 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EY)
January 10-18, 2019
Private view: January 10, 2019, 6-8pm
Body Extensions is an exhibition featuring work by
Juliet Di Carlo
'Body Extensions' examines the exchanges between the body and its environment, exploring the ways in which the body is protected, politicised, and influenced by its surroundings. Whether or not these decisions are conscious, environments dictate interactions with them, and the ways in which behavioural patterns from is directly correlated.
Environment becomes an extensions of the body, and as such, the body has little functionality without an environment to navigate. The body is arguable the most personal tool used on a daily basis, something which has evolved purely for its function, but which also becomes a definition of how we understand ourselves in the context of the world.
This exhibition brings together different understandings of how lived experience dictates one’s relationship with their body, and how it forces us to consider our relationships with other bodies. Colonial political bodies have politicised human bodies. How do these interactions change our perspective on interactions between two bodies? How do we understand the human body in context with the governmental body, the social body, or a body of knowledge?
To attend the private view, please respond ‘Going’ to this Facebook event or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of all people in your party. After January 10, the exhibition will be open to the public by appointment only, please email email@example.com to arrange a viewing.
The exhibition space is fully accessible from street level. There are also accessible washrooms available on site.
This exhibition is made possible by the support of Arts' Student Union.