for that called body is a portion of soul
Hedensdaags Kunstkabinet, Den Bosch,NL
A solo exhibition by Alexandra Fraser that explores the human form through a feminist lens, incorporating the notion of the abject and challenging traditional notions of the body. Through her work in paint, mixed-media drawings, and sculpture, Fraser dissects the body, highlighting its inner workings and interconnectivity.
Depictions of anatomical votives symbolise the ancient and spiritual relationship of the body, mind, and soul. She explores the idea of feminine power and makes connections between the female form and what is both natural and artificial. Through her practice, Fraser invites us to contemplate the mysteries of the human form. By exploring the body as a machine, she highlights the inner workings and interconnectivity of various bodily systems, celebrating the complexity of our physical form.
Drawing on the concept of the abject, this work seeks to push the boundaries of what is considered acceptable and attractive in society. Fraser examines the ways in which the body can be both beautiful and repulsive, and how these qualities can exist simultaneously. Anatomia encourages viewers to contemplate the complex relationships between the body, femininity and societal norms.
By highlighting the complexity and interconnectedness of the human form, Fraser's work allows for the celebration of a diversity of bodies, and the breaking down of societal norms that can be limiting and harmful. It can also help to foster a deeper understanding of the ways in which technology intersects with the human form, and how it can be used to empower individuals in their own bodies.