Ruth Fox – A Most Awkward Divide (All Mind, No Body)
Private View: Thursday 21st September, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Exhibition: 21st – 27th September 2017
With it now being possible to upload our minds separately from our bodies, and with developments in AI and robots questioning the role of the human body, mixed media contemporary artist, Ruth Fox’s new works explores the growing mind-body divide prevalent in the Western World and its effect on our individual physical identities. A heady mix of science, technology and the way we live ‘online’ could mean this awkward divide is set to snowball.
Drawing from her own experiences of an uncomfortable separation between mind and body, Ruth Fox began to explore Dualism, Physicalism and the philosophical ‘mind-body problem.’ Using a variety of life models, she gives a voice to the lines and contours of their bodies.
Ruth Fox is British artist who lives and works from her studio in Aldgate, East London. Born in Hertfordshire, she studied a Foundation course at Central St Martins before studying a BA Hons in English and Cultural Studies at Exeter. She has exhibited in group shows in London and Cologne to date, and will also be exhibiting during Frieze Week at Le Dame Gallery and at Regent’s Park underground station as part of the Art Below project and exhibition.