History of Project

The project builds upon previous work being undertaken within the Mediated Body Group at RMIT; a group focussed upon the use of creative practice to develop projects that focus upon creating affordances that mediate the experience of the body. The work of the Mediated Body Group spans a territory from the propositional (new materials and new technological frontiers) to the ethnographic (focussed upon marginalized communities) with a focus upon challenging our ways of looking at the body and bodily experiences. The ideological position aligns the group with the discourse of de-medicalization and it resorts to the privileging of the ‘faint voice’ of people’s experience through material projects exhibited in galleries. One trajectory for some years has been a focus upon women’s experience of their bodies during the period of pregnancy and childbirth.