A Phantom Limb
- Eleanor DuffinEmail Eleanor Duffin
“Phantoms of Form” takes as it’s centre point the idea of the fictional “other” woman. The protagonist is a female figure, that has been devised to enable a distance. She is a ghost, a shadow, She is there but not present. The female form currently exists (but is not limited to) a composite of the architect Eileen Grey (1878-1976), the artist Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) as well as myself. The life and designs of both women are used in collaboration with my own work, as an auto-fiction. In some essence, the female figure may be seen as a form of fan fiction, an extended imagined version of a real persona and her practice. The project exists as a series of chapters, 1–6, and shape shifts from print to sculptural forms, as well as spoken word. This text is taken from Chapter 6; A Phantom Limb.
- Published on 24 Sep 2019
- Peer Reviewed