In <i>Delicate Issue</i>, Kate Craig scrutinizes her body’s orifices and dwells on its expanses of skin peppered with wrinkles, blotches and hair. The viewer’s relationship to the female body, presented as a surface, is called into question by the words spoken by the artist. Her systematic exploration of her own body, as recorded on video, is her way of tackling the equivocal subject of female identity and attitudes towards women’s roles, issues that bring us into the sphere of feminism. Such close-up observation signals a lack of distance and at times causes us to lose our bearings, so that everything is deformed and disfigured. The body as a site of affirmation and identity appears piecemeal, becoming a fragmented entity.
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