Materials: silicone rubber, silicone fluid, stainless steel, acrylic
Size: 90 x 142 x 67 cm
Naomi Dines would like to thank the following: Jean Ash, Jameson
Davis, Rod Dickinson, Marion Dines, John Dines, Elizabeth-Jane Grose,
Cathy Maze, Hadrian Pigott
gendered body is brought to the fore in the work of Naomi Dines
and becomes a site where social, sexual and domestic stereotypes
are under dispute. Her work is concerned with identity, embodiment,
affliction and desire. Her objects, photographs, installations and
video works often propose simultaneous possibilities, exploring
the ambiguities of our shared human condition and individual self-regard,
and the mutual misapprehensions and misunderstandings inherent in
For Hygiene, she is presenting a work that seeks to explore perceptions
and taboos surrounding bodily fluids within and outside the body;
when intimately associated with the individual and the self; and
under different conditions of human interaction. In particular the
work will address the shift in perception and sensual and conceptual
engagement with these due to the prevalence of fluid-related infections
such as HIV and Hepatitus C. She has made a work for the 2nd floor
foyer, directly outside the restricted access to the
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. She describes this
new work as "An object that will occupy its own trolley/container;
apparently in transit, or somehow forgotten, outside the protected
space of the laboratory. Making reference to a fluid-filled organism,
and fragmentarily human in its scale and bodiliness, the object
will deploy the materials and manufacture of barrier methods of
containment and protection, against leakage and infection, in the
hospital, the laboratory, and in more intimate and personal situations."
Dines has exhibited nationally and abroad. She was included in 'Nerve'
at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London in 1999. Her recent
installation work (during 2000) for 'L'Incurable Memoire des Corps'
engaged with the medical profession's perception of the embodied
self and was sited within the working Hopital Charles Foix, in Paris.
During 2000, Dines intervened in the functioning domestic environment
of Home in a solo installation project that inhabited
a South London family house.
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