Research questions (from my Research Proposal Summer 2012)
– Can a reclining female (nude) simply be a ‘form’?
– What is female beauty? Slim, sylph-like, graceful? Or totemic, maternal, energetic? What are the ideas and images that inform and condition our notions of the female body, of feminine movement?
– What impact does the staging of an artwork as a performance installation or as a piece of video art have on the legacy of the form of the nude in art? Am I able to articulate something about how the screen, the canvas or the plinth influences our experience of what is in front of us by juxtaposing live material with filmed material?