Following IN//Footsteps OF is an observation of the resistance that is experienced between fragmented parts of the self. Like the body itself, the performative space is autonomous, evolving through time and action. It is an attempt to understand what is a personal experience/way of being, and what is inherited through familial and societal expectation. Through installACTION, ideas of the female and inherited roles of the feminine are confronted. The roles of mother, sister, daughter, artist, etc. are considered alongside notions of feminine function and fertility. Where does my performance of societal labels end and my true embodiment of being a woman, mother, artist begin?
About Natalie Ramus
Natalie Ramus is a multidisciplinary artist based in the Welsh borders. Using her body as material to explore public/private dichotomies produced by societal conventions of the appropriate and inappropriate, Natalie seeks to dismantle and illuminate, challenge and provoke that which she faces as a female with a performative, visceral, abject body. Through the juxtaposition of the immediacy of the body as battery of memory, as site and material, and domestic, seemingly nostalgic, memory-imbued objects she is interested in how time and memory become elastic; and how meaning is an inherently subjective perspective.
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