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Essay

Australia

DISEMBODIED AESTHETIC

Suzann Victor’s corporeal spaces

Melissa Chiu

SUZANN VICTOR, Third World Extra Virgin Dreams, 1997, metal bedframe, glass, blood and magnifying discs.

The installations of Suzann Victor deploy an intriguing politics of gender, evoking the female body through formal and material associations. Also present throughout her work is an exploration of the domestic and ideas of 'feminised space'. Works such as Six Chambers and Tintoretto's Risen Christ, Arresting Lazy Susan construct theatrical spaces through a variety of corporeal juxtapositions - hair as writing, dripping wax female genitalia, body organs made…

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