Obbe van der Weide

We reside in a time of idolisation; becoming spectators and damaging our physical connection with the body. What happens when our body/mind connection gets disrupted? We appear constantly distracted by our persona and digital existence. My art is aware of commercial presentation and comes from a fear of alienation and body dysphoria, triggered by Commercial and idealistic formatting.

For my practice, it’s important to see the utility of the embodiment of fears and emotions and shared body awareness. It made me interested in the role of a monster; using the body strategically to communicate negative by-products of The time we are living in. Externalising the things that exist on the edge of my consciousness. To create a body expressive language.

For me this has a cathartic effect and serves as a reflection on sublimation in society.