The disgusting is marvelously promiscuous. It seduces, and infects, it is familiar and estranged all at once. The disgusting has an allure and exerts a fascination, which manifests in the difficulty to everyone's eyes. Seduction shares a similar quality in that it also relies on the ability to transfix our gaze. Whether seduced or disgusted we are paralysed and trapped in a moment waiting for the spell to be broken. Using the theories of pleasure and disgust I infiltrate and explore the body through its thresholds and remnants. The remnants are the products of lust and desire, emissions of waste.
Courtesy of Michael Reid Gallery
found objects, hair, resin, bone china
15 x 15 x 15 cm
Judges of the 2010 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: John Kaldor AM (Principal of Kaldor Public Art Projects), Glenn Barkley (Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney) and Monica McMahon (Curator at University of Western Sydney).
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