Lilly Moorhouse

This collection of prints consists of the body pressed in soot, conveying my own skin and clothing as recorded artefacts. Soot as a material was chosen for its particle density as well as its ability to reveal the finest details. Drawing on Peirce’s theory of indexicality, Soot employs the body as a tool to explore how physical impressions can evoke the presence and absence of a subject. Soot extends on the lineage of material practice and performance art to continue examining ideas of representation and the body in visual art.

Soot (process) 2019, soot on plywood board, dimensions variable
Nude Board 2019, soot on plywood board, 600x900x7mm