Disruptive Bodies

 

I’m representing characters that exist under specific categories  redefining the boundaries of nature, humanity, and hegemony- The Living Corpse, Monstrous Biology, The Id Manifested, and The Artificial Woman. Monsters live simultaneously within and outside of the natural, rational world. These figures, my alter-egos, are foregrounded in images of my own cells, taken from my body and photographed through a microscope. The works are double self-portraits, simultaneously fictional and nonfictional, abstract and representational- they are about otherness, transformation, feminism, and the gaze.  They are self-portraits as the monstrous feminine in science fiction and horror film, a celebration of its disruptive, transformative and unsettling nature.

©Morgan Arnett 2017