Baker, Catherine (2022) Held. [Show/Exhibition]

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As an artist-researcher, Baker's practice investigates the impact of illness and diagnosis on the individual, those they share their lives with, and what it means to be measured and mapped as a clinical experience that focuses on the biological body. Her current work responds to ideas of imperfection, straightness, repair, within the context of illness and disease explored by the artist through metaphors such as the ‘bow’- frequently used in quality wood-working to ‘mend’ fractures that appear in timbers.
" Having spent time in clinical environments, working alongside researchers in medical and life science contexts, I have come to realise the fascination that we, as a species, have with measurement and how it is used to establish a baseline to measure change against. In fact, we seem somewhat obsessed with measurement, possibly as a means to compare, judge, understand, or just to make sense of ourselves and the world around us. Yet, what I have also come to understand it that not all things can be measured or even should be, perhaps we don’t always see the world around us in a way that allows us to appreciate its uniqueness, or permit us to appreciate that ‘so-called’ imperfection can hold value, as it does for some non-western cultures "

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
29 September 2022Completed
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-06 - allied health > CAH02-06-01 - health sciences (non-specific)
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-02 - art
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > College of Art and Design
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2024 11:07
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2024 11:07
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15073

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