Articulating the Body

21 December 2016

A panel discussion examining issues around the presentation of nudity and live bodies within art and education, featuring Dr Maria Walsh, Dr Heather Montgomery and artists Eloise Fornieles and Rosemary Cronin.

Speaker biographies

ROSEMARY CRONIN is an artist, writer and lecturer with a research-based practice focusing on gender, psychoanalysis, subcultures and subversion; currently researching the matchgirl strike and contemporary burnout. The work is realised through performance, print and sculpture. Cronin has exhibited at South London Gallery, ICA London, National Portrait Gallery and The Wallace Collection.

ELOISE FORNIELES' practice is predominantly performance based, using video, photography, social media, text and the spoken word as methods of making and recording live performance. Her body of work over the past decade has focused on endurance performance within installations, often including one-to-one interactions with audience members. This has developed into increasingly shorter, spoken word pieces, which use characters, costumes and altered vocals.  Eloise is currently on a practice-led PhD at the Slade School of Fine Art researching gender narratives within performance art.

Dr. HEATHER MONTGOMERY is a social anthropologist and a Reader In the Anthropology of Childhood at the Open University. Her PhD was based on fifteen months ethnographic fieldwork with child prostitutes in Thailand and she has since written and published widely on children and sexuality, children’s rights and children and violence. She is the author of Modern Babylon? Prostituting Children in ThailandChildhood and Violence in the Western Tradition and An introduction to Childhood: Anthropological Perspectives on Children’s Lives.

Dr. MARIA WALSH is a Reader in Artists’ Moving Image at Chelsea College of Arts. She is the author of Art and Psychoanalysis(2012) and co-editor of the anthology Twenty Years of MAKE: Back to the Future of Women’s Art (2015). She was Guest Editor of the Special Issue: Feminisms: Women artists and the moving image, MIRAJ: Moving Image Review & Art Journal (2016). Her current research explores the ‘screen’ as a site of therapeutic encounter. 


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