Explore how artists use the body as medium and subject for expressing identity, identity politics and new concepts of art
Lynn Hershman Leeson's 2015 exhibition at Modern Art Oxford included the Roberta Breitmore Archive. In the late '70s, Hershman Leeson conceived, constructed and lived as the fictional persona and alter-ego Roberta Breitmore. A fully-fledged and complete personality who existed over an extended period of time, Roberta's existence was 'proven' in the world through physical evidence, from a driver's license and credit card, to letters from her psychiatrist. The artist even captured documentation through a private detective she hired to follow Roberta.
Eva Kotatkova uses video, photography, found objects and drawings as records of her own performances, working collaboratively to explore the language of sculpture and to reevaluate so-called normal situations. Her works are proposals for living in an awkward age; blueprints for difficulties that must be overcome in order to explore limits of human relationships and behaviour.
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