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TF2016 Day 2 - Gallery

  • Descartes Gallery 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street Croydon, CR0 1FF UK (map)

Day 2 - Gallery.

Free Admission.

Sue Fox - The Forgotten (The Unborn)

Fox will present a series of still images of babies that died pre-term, in-utero for TF2016.  These are beautiful bodies like tiny sea-shells. We do not readily see such things and push them to the back of consciousness and out of our recognition. These beings lived and died without being known. It is a calling to remember such lost beings, discarded and forgotten.

Fox is a punk buddhist artist who photographs, performs and writes about sex and death. Her first transgressive novel is entitled ‘The Visceral Tear’ and was published in November 2015 by Oneiros Books. Fox has exhibited globally in such notorious shows as ‘The Dead’, ‘Six Feet Under’, ’Flying Over Water’, ‘Encountering Corpses’ and features in a myriad of publications such as ‘Post Mortem’, ‘The New Invisibility of Death’, ‘Art & Obscenity’, ‘A Contemporary Western Book of the Dead’, ‘Pornographic Arts & the Aesthetics of Photography’ and ‘Transgressions , The Offences of Art’. Her art and philosophy are discussed in the Channel 4 series ‘Vile Bodies – Photography and the Crisis of Looking’ with Joel-Peter Witkin, Jenny Saville, Sally Mann and Andres Serrano; her works are presented in a Euro TV Arte documentary called ‘The Exposition of Death’ with Christian Boltanski and Gregor Schneider. Fox likes anything that is subversive and pushes the corporeal to its limits. Fox has performed with such artists as Ron Athey, David Hoyle, Michael Mayhew, Jeff Noon, Alexis Milne, Rosie (Lugosi) Garland, Paul Koudounaris, and Teresa Margolles. Fox is a Photography Lecturer and has been teaching since 2002 on the Film & Media B.A. Hons Degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.

This exhibition is not suitable for those of a sensitive nature. 

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