Kim McDonald explores the subject of skin. Her interest lies in the study of how skin receives outside information and the effect this has on visual perception.
McDonald’s methodology involves building up skin surfaces using printmaking and drawing processes.
Some of the inspiration for this work has come from her reading of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s writing on ‘How Do You Build a Body Without Organs?’ Why not, as Deleuze and Guattari suggest, ‘walk on your head, sing with your sinuses, see through your skin, breathe with your belly’.
It is liberating to question and rethink the body. The body becomes then, a new encounter; it’s remaking, an adventure.
Kim McDonald is currently undertaking a Masters of Visual Art at Monash University. This is her second exhibition at red gallery.