Traces of Being - London, UK 2010 & Leeds, UK 2011
       
     
 All photography by  Rachel Ferriman
       
     
 Image: self portrait 
       
     
 Image: Hannah Moore
       
     
Traces of Being - London, UK 2010 & Leeds, UK 2011
       
     
Traces of Being - London, UK 2010 & Leeds, UK 2011

Material: 50 meters of black satin double sided berisfold 7 mm width ribbon, 30 kg of salt, No. 15 Swann-Morton sterile disposable scalpel (retractable), pendant lighting (London variation: one bulb.  Leeds variation: three bulbs).

Action: 30 minute allocation to strip, wrap head in ribbon, breathe, cut ribbon away and flesh.  London variation: cutting hair.  Leeds variation: moving blind through three points & under a cascade of falling salt. 

The first in a series of phenomenological actions that were to originally form a triptych and latterly culminated in The Lived Body artwork.  Traces of Being was shown at Act Art 8 in 2010 as a solo work and again in an expanded version in collaboration with Llewyn Maire in an event curated by Nick Kilby at Seven Arts in 2011.  

Originally conceived to encounter a de/construction of Being through identity, existence, & object the work took on a wider dialogue around the multiplicity of Self/s born of simultaneous subjective and objective gaze.  

Production Management: Cis O'Boyle (London), Hannah Moore (Leeds). Facilitated by Nick Kilby, Adam Young and with support from Lisa Newman.  

 All photography by  Rachel Ferriman
       
     

All photography by Rachel Ferriman

 Image: self portrait 
       
     

Image: self portrait 

 Image: Hannah Moore
       
     

Image: Hannah Moore