What does it mean to have a body in a digital realm? In order to answer that question, if there is one, my practice explores what it means to have a body and what it means to exist in a digital age. While sometimes there is more focus on the body and sometimes there is more focus on the digital, these two are intertwined through different research projects. Though the projects differ from each other, they always intersect with one another.
PAIN ON DISPLAY [2017 - present]
"Pain on display" is a research on the pro ana community on social media platforms. I am looking specifically at image making and how this is used as a tool to display eating disorders. Various disciplines intersect as philosophy, the arts and psychology are employed by drawing parallels between them. The research is split up into different chapters. 1. the relation between body politics and eating disorders. 2. The impact of social media as a visual archive and a sharing tool in order to shift from the private to the public space. 3. The ethics of image production by the self or the other and how the arts, thus far have portrayed eating disorders. 4. The camera as a power mechanism against the self.

The following works are produced during the research:
pain on display
from one human being to another
247 calories
focus
THE DEATH OF DEATH [2018 Graduation Research]
We live in an age where our lives are hugely affected by technology. However, such a thing that has that much influence on our lives ultimately has to have an influence on our deaths. This phenomenon is explored in the ongoing research 'The Death of Death". As of late, the research has been focussing on the use of memorial bots and its effects on our ways of mourning. With these bots, you can interact with an AI based on a deceased person via a screen that can act upon what you type (a chatlog) or voice recognition. It raises questions surrounding a supposed immortality, (bodily) representation through a bot and our autonomy regarding our own death or the death of others.

Read thesis here

works:
please don't go