Ian Haig works across media, from video, sculpture, drawing, technology based media and installation. Haig’s practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body obsessed themes can be seen throughout a large body of work over the last twenty years. Previous works have looked to the contemporary media sphere and its relationship to the visceral body, the degenerative aspects of pervasive new technologies, to cultural forms of fanaticism and cults, to ideas of attraction and repulsion, body horror and the defamiliarisation of the human body.
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Premonition, 2003
Interactive video/surround sound installation, Martine Corompt, Ian Haig, Chris Langton, Sound Design by Philip Samartzis
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On entering the soft inflatable pink environment of the vinyl dome, the participants will be aware of the pliable and partly inflated floor, squishy and uncertain underfoot. Each step on this pliant surface invokes a response from both the audio and projected images on the surface of the floor.

A collaborative work exploring the popular horror motif of the maggot, as a metaphor of decay, transformation, or demonic activity, taking the participant through the emotional stages of dread and repulsion, as an accumulative, shared experience. The cute pink exterior disguises the unpleasant and all together non cute interior.

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