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Lin Wei – Body Form

31 January – 22 March 2015

Launching ACP's new Emerging Artist Program, Lin Wei presents her series of works Body Form #5. Having recently completed an Honours for BDes. Photography and Situated Media at University of Technology, Sydney, Lin explores the notion of the uncanny in the tradition of the surrealists by defamiliarising the familiar.

Lin’s abstracted and distorted bodies provoke a strange curiosity. Their decapitation in particular produces discomfort, making the visible body parts a sort of corporeal puzzle. Almost unrecognisable as a nude, the human form becomes legible as a sculpture. Beyond the uncanny, the tension between the flesh and props as well as the composition and use of light suggest the human corporeity, at once physical and sensorial.

Presented as part of our Emerging Artist Program.