Stephanie Sutton
buford, georgia

 

 

 

 

 


Heavy Set
2016-17, Video (color, sound)
full duration: 08:46
Courtesy of the artist

The performances in Heavy Set can be seen playing, at times simultaneously, in a sequence that evokes a matrix of sensations that contradict one another, complicating relentless virtues of discipline as they relate to the body. In this installation, the fat body is utilized for its hypervisual mark of body subjectivity and can be seen as a producer, as an observed object, as a political choice, as an abundant tree, as a receptacle for pleasure. The shifting perspectives and unresolved tensions of corporeality demonstrated in Heavy Set are what it means to look at, perform, or be any body.