Out of Body

Chasing consciousness

Susan Aldworth’s installation Out of Body (2009) comprises a series of large triptych monoprints, arranged in grid formation, in which visual imagery taken from brain scans and electrical charges is used as a catalyst for exploring the nature of human consciousness. Combining a subtle use of tone, line, mark and impression, this monumental work exudes both abstract and ethereal qualities.
Richard Hylton, curator, Unit 2 Gallery, London May 2009

“Susan confronts us with images of tunnels of consciousness and unconsciousness, passages between life and death.  Like Narcissus we are staring into a deep abyss. We are looking at ourselves looking at ourselves.” Chris Orr, RA, MBE.