Hocus Pocus   - ‘hoc est corpus meum’   2017  Bible Paper, Charcoal, Graphite, Pins, Pine, Latex, Plaster, Wood, Salt.  122h x 175w x 120d cm     What exactly is a hoax? In and of itself the word is rather telling. Via a reference to a magical hocus-pocus (mock Latin) it harkens back to the key phrase of the Catholic Eucharist, hoc est corpus meum “here is my body”. [Michael Marder]      Hocus Pocus  ‘hoc est corpus meum’,  focuses on the skin as a device for a wider exploration into ‘being’, acknowledging how clothing forms a protective and communicative skin. Using the recurring motif of fur as an original form of clothing, focusing on its potential to symbolize an embodied emotional state by hinting at the intersection between defence and vulnerability. Here I employ a strategy poised between the artworks material and its conceptual signs, to present a collection of artefacts as cyphers for contemplation about concepts of embodiment, materiality and the sympathetic response as a kind of mimicry.

Hocus Pocus - ‘hoc est corpus meum’

2017

Bible Paper, Charcoal, Graphite, Pins, Pine, Latex, Plaster, Wood, Salt.

122h x 175w x 120d cm

What exactly is a hoax? In and of itself the word is rather telling. Via a reference to a magical hocus-pocus (mock Latin) it harkens back to the key phrase of the Catholic Eucharist, hoc est corpus meum “here is my body”. [Michael Marder]

Hocus Pocus‘hoc est corpus meum’, focuses on the skin as a device for a wider exploration into ‘being’, acknowledging how clothing forms a protective and communicative skin. Using the recurring motif of fur as an original form of clothing, focusing on its potential to symbolize an embodied emotional state by hinting at the intersection between defence and vulnerability. Here I employ a strategy poised between the artworks material and its conceptual signs, to present a collection of artefacts as cyphers for contemplation about concepts of embodiment, materiality and the sympathetic response as a kind of mimicry.

  Hocus Pocus,  hoc est corpus meum.     2017   Bible paper, graphite, pine, salt, plaster.  122h x 175w x 120d cm

Hocus Pocus, hoc est corpus meum.

2017

Bible paper, graphite, pine, salt, plaster.

122h x 175w x 120d cm

  Hocus Pocus,  hoc est corpus meum No.3     2017   Steel pins, velvet, latex, wood & graphite support.

Hocus Pocus, hoc est corpus meum No.3

2017

Steel pins, velvet, latex, wood & graphite support.

  Hocus Pocus,  hoc est corpus meum.     2017   Flesh, pine, glass.

Hocus Pocus, hoc est corpus meum.

2017

Flesh, pine, glass.

  Hocus Pocus,  hoc est corpus meum.     2017   Pine needles, graphite.

Hocus Pocus, hoc est corpus meum.

2017

Pine needles, graphite.

  Hocus Pocus,  hoc est corpus meum.     2017   Bible paper, graphite, pine.

Hocus Pocus, hoc est corpus meum.

2017

Bible paper, graphite, pine.

  Hocus Pocus   - ‘hoc est corpus meum’   2017  Bible Paper, Charcoal, Graphite, Pins, Pine, Latex, Plaster, Wood, Salt.  122h x 175w x 120d cm     What exactly is a hoax? In and of itself the word is rather telling. Via a reference to a magical hocus-pocus (mock Latin) it harkens back to the key phrase of the Catholic Eucharist, hoc est corpus meum “here is my body”. [Michael Marder]      Hocus Pocus  ‘hoc est corpus meum’,  focuses on the skin as a device for a wider exploration into ‘being’, acknowledging how clothing forms a protective and communicative skin. Using the recurring motif of fur as an original form of clothing, focusing on its potential to symbolize an embodied emotional state by hinting at the intersection between defence and vulnerability. Here I employ a strategy poised between the artworks material and its conceptual signs, to present a collection of artefacts as cyphers for contemplation about concepts of embodiment, materiality and the sympathetic response as a kind of mimicry.
  Hocus Pocus,  hoc est corpus meum.     2017   Bible paper, graphite, pine, salt, plaster.  122h x 175w x 120d cm
  Hocus Pocus,  hoc est corpus meum No.3     2017   Steel pins, velvet, latex, wood & graphite support.
  Hocus Pocus,  hoc est corpus meum.     2017   Flesh, pine, glass.
  Hocus Pocus,  hoc est corpus meum.     2017   Pine needles, graphite.
  Hocus Pocus,  hoc est corpus meum.     2017   Bible paper, graphite, pine.

Hocus Pocus - ‘hoc est corpus meum’

2017

Bible Paper, Charcoal, Graphite, Pins, Pine, Latex, Plaster, Wood, Salt.

122h x 175w x 120d cm

What exactly is a hoax? In and of itself the word is rather telling. Via a reference to a magical hocus-pocus (mock Latin) it harkens back to the key phrase of the Catholic Eucharist, hoc est corpus meum “here is my body”. [Michael Marder]

Hocus Pocus‘hoc est corpus meum’, focuses on the skin as a device for a wider exploration into ‘being’, acknowledging how clothing forms a protective and communicative skin. Using the recurring motif of fur as an original form of clothing, focusing on its potential to symbolize an embodied emotional state by hinting at the intersection between defence and vulnerability. Here I employ a strategy poised between the artworks material and its conceptual signs, to present a collection of artefacts as cyphers for contemplation about concepts of embodiment, materiality and the sympathetic response as a kind of mimicry.

Hocus Pocus, hoc est corpus meum.

2017

Bible paper, graphite, pine, salt, plaster.

122h x 175w x 120d cm

Hocus Pocus, hoc est corpus meum No.3

2017

Steel pins, velvet, latex, wood & graphite support.

Hocus Pocus, hoc est corpus meum.

2017

Flesh, pine, glass.

Hocus Pocus, hoc est corpus meum.

2017

Pine needles, graphite.

Hocus Pocus, hoc est corpus meum.

2017

Bible paper, graphite, pine.

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