I return to the forced desynchrony work I begun a couple of days ago, this time with a focus on visualising the internal sensations of different bodily functions being out of synch with one another. The experience of being an outsider to my own body was one that reoccurred throughout my Ars Bioarctica Residency. I mention it early in the project's blog and return to draw and describe it in journals through over the course of the month.
In the studio I begin to explore visualising these experiences, starting with the subject of digestion and the motifs of the stomach, intestines and colon. Working wet-into-wet, as a juxtaposition to previous the thick opaque skeletal structures, I lay down flesh coloured co-ordinates and layers of gouache inspired by my accounts of digestive desynchrony on a 28 hour day.
I consider the juxtaposition between the paint opacities in this washy approach and in my earlier thick skeletal figures. I'd like to see what comes of combining the two effects on one plane, with a plan to work in layers of both until I establish a dialogue that communicates the sensation of desynchrony as I see it. I begin with setting pencil sketches of skeletal forms against back drops of repetitive fleshy gouache viscera- stomach/intestines/colon.
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