"ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show and commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. It turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures. Members of the disability, performance and fashion worlds are often stared at and objectified in their daily lives. ON DISPLAY began as a simple human sculpture court and is now a movement, a growing portfolio of works that explore and demonstrate inclusion through art."
Founded by Heidi Latsky Dance, ON DISPLAY is an event that took place all over the planet and I was honoured to be involved with performance in Brighton. I myself was one of the performers for the first installation. It was a daunting experience. To show up wearing no makeup, no jewellery, no use of fashion to adorn me, took me out of my comfort zone and into what can only be expressed as an experience of personal growth. It was just me on display, bearing all my scars, the raw version of myself, inviting people to come close and inspect me and my glorious imperfections. I had to stand like a statue for half an hour having people come up to my face trying to distract me (I even got kissed on the lips) but I remained expressionless and walked away from the experience feeling truly humbled.
For the second installation I decided to not perform but to capture my fellow artists. Here are the photographs of these inspiring subjects.
For more information please visit http://heidilatskydance.com/on-display-1/It
Special thanks to BA and Yoga in the Lanes http://yogainthelanes.com for asking me to be apart of this powerful project.