Taking its name from Barbara Creed’s seminal theory, The Mutinous-Feminine is part gymnastics performance, part examination of the beauty canon; pulling into focus its lack of a muscular female morphology. The frozen, feminine odalisque of art history is set into motion with gymnastics performed in an artist's studio.

Email me at beatrixhaxby@gmail.com to see the full piece
“All architecture functions as a potential stimulus for movement, real or imagined. A building is an incitement to action, a stage for movement and interaction. It is one partner in a dialogue with the body.”
Body Movement of Body, Memory and Architecture

On site hanging canvas installation sans video projection, daytime view.


(4 metres tall x 3 metre width x 1.7 metre depth = 12227163 cubic inches)


Acrylic paint on MDF wall and floor


KRK home speakers taped on top of support beam


Hanging canvas installation made of unstretched canvas, dyed black jesmonite cast of gymnastics rings, wooden dows, staples, metal wire

Visual timeline of a historical beauty canon

(30cm x 170cm, acrylic on MDF wall board)

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