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Mo Robertson

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Through my time living and working in Leeds my practice has progressed into three-dimensional work complemented by moving image. My practice originates from a personal experience of loss and addresses the one thing we all have in common; death. Previously, I had cast my body as an impression of my physical presence. To develop these casts, I am interested in producing works that discuss the human skin and it’s stages during decomposition after death. It’s a strong belief of mine that our bodies are used as vessels for our souls and that when we die, we dispose of our physical selves, much like disposing of used packaging. I am interested in looking at the state of our bodies post-mortem as a
method to overcome my fears of death and to embrace it as a natural consequence of mortality. I aim to share my personal bereavement as a passage for others to relate to or aid in the process of grief.

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