Judy Clark Catalogue [female symbol] 3 Skin 1973

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Artist
Judy Clark born 1949
Title
Catalogue [female symbol] 3 Skin
Date 1973
Medium Graphite, plastic, glass, ink, card, transfer lettering, tape and clay
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 387 x 464 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01826
Not on display

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Clark made these 'body maps' by taking prints of her own skin and that of a close male friend. She rubbed graphite powder over an area of skin and then peeled it off using Fablon (adhesive plastic). The patches of Fablon were organised into a grid and held between sheets of glass as if prepared for scientific analysis. Clark has said that she was interested in 'forensic science and the potential for power that residual body matter can acquire'. The drawings in the centre of each work mark the sites from which the skin samples were taken.

August 2004

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