Writing From Below | Sonja Hindrum - Lady Cassandra: a visual exploration of notions of the body in the face of rapidly escalating technological change
Writing From Below

Lady Cassandra: a visual exploration of notions of the body in the face of rapidly escalating technological change

Sonja Hindrum

Figure 1: Hiding behind a digital barrier, how will we support our need to constantly be connected and have access to data?

Figure Two: How far will we evolve or practice body modification in the Anthropocene given the opportunity to have a new skin that can constantly receive and send data?

Figure 3: The death of innocence.

ERA Research statement

Research background

These collective works are a visual exploration of notions of the body in the face of rapidly escalating technological change. The central objective was a speculative re-imagination of the body, in actively considering body augmentation—consisting of, but not limited to, scarification, tattooing and integrated technology, questioning concepts of connectivity and communication. The work thereby suggests that participation in reality is now voyeuristic to hide violent truths.

Research contribution

The major contribution of the final exhibition was to enable a direct experience of speculative concepts of connectivity and communication via mixed media, including bacteria as a flesh analogue.

Research significance

This work led to the artist being placed on the Dean's Honour Roll for the School of Creative Arts at the University of Tasmania (Launceston) in the degree Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with Honours. The final exhibition was recognised and awarded the Sawtooth ARI prize resulting in an extension of the body of works.



 

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