Body Language | Charlotte Colbert

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As part of our ‘Body Language’ exhibition this autumn, we are presenting a series of digital sculptures by artist Charlotte Colbert. Language, psychoanalysis and socio-political constructions of gender and identity are at the heart of Colbert’s practice. Her multi-part video piece, Benefits Supervisor Breathing, 2017 (pictured below) confronts the viewer with a re-take on one of the most recognisable nude paintings made in post-war Britain. Freud’s nude of the same title, painted in 1995, depicts Sue Tilley asleep on a sofa in his studio.

 

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Charlotte Colbert

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Language, psychoanalysis, socio-political constructions of gender and identity are at the heart of Colbert’s practice. Spanning film, photography, ceramics and sculpture, she questions narrative structures and storytelling, weaving surreal and fantastical mise en scene in a documentarian approach to characters, figures and people. Fiction becomes a way to approach the truth and the most intimate e

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