Lucy Kerr

I work through film, video, performance, and installation. My work investigates the gap between the body and its representation. Through somatic practices, I explore the material body’s relationship to gravity and the interdependence between the body and the enivronment. I investigate disciplinary systems and the demands of history on the body while exploring processes of image-making, uncovering the loss and the potential in the production of images. An image could be one that is produced by the dominant culture that influences our sense of self, or, an image could be what is produced by the semiosis of everyday life - how we formulate and present ourselves and our bodies in effort to communicate and participate in language and social systems. In investigating the gap between the lived experience of the body and its representation, my work speaks to the physical and immaterial labor implicated in the production of images and the violence of representation.

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