Core Stability, 2010
Wooden rib wall, protable DVD player, paint., 55cm x 220cm x 15cm, 5m 0s
Wooden ribbed-wall with the word ‘Exhale’ written in spray paint underneath top bar. Portable DVD player strapped to the middle of the wall playing a five minute video. The video is filmed in a Pilates studio with equipment made as close as possible to the original Josef Pilates drawings and where classes are on a one to one basis. I have followed a normal session but chosen to crop the images which hides the identity of both instructor and trained subject.
I have concentrated on the implicit submission that lies in subjecting oneself to any kind of treatment or improvement of body and mind. In this setting it comes across as violent and at times sexual although the reality is apparent innocent and totally voluntary.