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Wright, Alexa (2007) 'I'. In: The Naked Portrait, 06 Jun - 02 Sep 2007, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.

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Official URL: http://www.comptonverney.org.uk/?page=exhibitions/...


These digitally manipulated photographic self portraits were made in collaboration with people with congenital physical disabilities. A different disability is superimposed onto each portrait of me in such a way that the composite figure looks convincing. On realising that all portraits are of the same person I hope the viewer will begin to question their reaction to seeing a disabled body, and to perceive the disability as separate from the person. By questioning the boundaries of what is considered beautiful and/or acceptable with regard to body form this work challenges public perception of and attitude towards physical disability.

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Additional Information:Also exhibited at Compton Vernay, Warwickshire, 29/09/2007 - 10/12/2007
Uncontrolled Keywords:Portrait, disability, digital
Research Community:University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design, School of
ID Code:5459
Deposited On:20 Aug 2008 14:51
Last Modified:20 Aug 2008 14:51

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