BLOW AND SQUEEZE
The inflatable piece is an extension of my current body of work from my Masters research, which explores the in-between conditions of the corporeal body. My research investigates the abject in-between condition of the corporeal body through questioning the stability of bodily margins and finds all bodies to be penetrable, fluid, excessive, ambiguous and in-between. My research of the in-between body asks how do these unclear boundaries between internal and external body entice and repulse us? These ideas are demonstrated through a dialogue between the body, garment and object.
Blow up dolls were used to create the inflatable elements in order to continue exploring the dialogue between desire and repulsion. The bladder inflatable of the blow up doll allowed a more intimate relationship to the wearer by becoming an extension of the body. The contained air of the inflatable doll blurs the margins between the body, garment and object as the inflatable elements are simultaneously contained to and ooze from the garment.