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We Must Fit In

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A site specific piece of work created for an exhibition with the Siobhan Davies Studies, London, 2010.

Keywords

dance, eating disorders, Siobhan davies, installation, confrontational

Disciplines

Ceramics, Pottery, Conceptual

Materials

Ceramics, Wood, Organic Material
We Must Fit In (Detail)
Photographer: Karen Thompson
In the 19th century, the French ballerina Louise Fitzjames had been unfavourably caricatured as a Dancing Asparagus in a ballet of the vegetables, with 'no body at all... as skinny as a lizard or a silkworm.' Today, a strikingly large proportion of dancers have eating disorders. My response to this site specific exhibition was a sculptural piece involving 'Dancing Asparagus’; it is a representation of today's body size within dance. The desire in the finished piece is to create a feeling of repetition and conformity in size and shape; to present an audition of dancing porcelain asparagus on the stage of the dining table.
We Must Fit In (Detail)
Photographer: Karen Thompson

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