Moving forward from my last unit, I still am keen to explore the female form and women’s responses to their own bodies. I am interested in the aspect of sexuality, in regards to the taboo around it and the female body.
Harassment of women is something that I’m sure most can relate to or have an opinion on. Recently this has become a prominent aspect of my life, and my awareness to how women are treated in everyday life has heightened.
A powerful woman is seen as aggressive. A nice woman is ‘asking for it’. A girl who is confident in her body is a whore and one who is not has baggage.
I have been working closely with Emily and our work crosses paths in regards to themes. We want to reclaim our bodies from society- in particular, men.
To begin with I was exploring biological sounds the body makes and how to capture these as a part of the sound element required for this unit. I am happy with the recordings and my research into Foley, however I feel this sterile and technical approach is leaving me feel disconnected to my work.
To progress, I am going to look at using spoken word in my work, either on its own, or to accompany moving image.