Hannah Honeywill – Unfunction/Function (2011)


Unfunction/Function is a 1970s dining chair that I have reshaped and finished using furniture making and restoring techniques. It is a freestanding piece that takes on a human state. It deals with the human body. That body could be my own body, ill bodies; un-championed bodies… bodies that are often placed in the shadows. This sculpture is from a body of work I have made as a reflection on my personal experiences of understanding how a body changes due to disease, and how these changes affect that body’s representation in society. These physical changes operate in a contradictory visual paradigm: they can be so obvious but at the same time can be completely invisible.


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