As part of its celebration of Black History Month the novas gallery presents 'Reclassified Disembodiment' , an exhibition of new works by Sonya Dyer, Paul Jones and Amanda Francis.
The role of the artist, among other things, has been to present the world back to those that use it without paying too much attention to its contradictions. The myth of the artist remaining outside the world's milieu allows them to be better able to look in and re-present it. The body, defined as the integral physical material of an individual, is often used to alert the viewer to the 'realities' of their own existence, as a consequence it is this 'body' under task here. Apart from live performances, it is the waste - the excavated remains of existence, that confronts the audience. Those dead parts of the body left around in the gallery space as 'proof of life' take on new meaning; they are invigorated, far from 'proof', they transform into 'life' itself.
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