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Papershadows I, II and III (2004) Trace 2004 Video Stills Trace. 2004. Performance video Papershadows. 2004. Video

It is paradoxical that while the investigation, examination and presentation of the female body remains a widely explored theme in contemporary practice, the life drawing room is becoming increasingly outdated. Within a postmodern context life drawing seems a rarefied academic custom, unconcerned and non-engaging with wider issues or concerns. Life drawing is associated with autonomous imagery, a self contained and based in traditional drawing and painting media.

Papershadows questions and challenge conventional expectations of the nude within the life drawing class. It demonstrates the possibility of alternative conceptual and material responses to the life drawing room.