Eleven Ways of Sitting – Ivy T.C Chan, Chelsea College of Arts
Hand stitching on digitally printed inkjet photographs, mounted on birch face ply / 11 x 950 x 950 x 21mm
My practice looks at the relationship between one’s own body and his or her spatial orientation in real space and time. In this series, I explored the concept of sitting in an attempt to rebel against “upright” ways of sitting. By using my body and the object of my photographic actions, I seek to capture the experience of invisible lines and geometry within one’s body, as both a form of performance and compositional photography. During my first visit to the Clyde & Co London office, I picked up the use of vertical lines and Platner armchairs in the interior design. It gave me the idea to photograph myself posing in various uncanny ways on a chair and stitch parallel lines on the printed photographs. I wanted to explore both the function of a chair and how the viewer could interact with the work whilst sitting on chairs in their own office.
Price: £800 each