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.
ian haig
GooTube, 2010
Video Installation
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A bodily and visceral reimagining of YouTube. Here the ultimate 'selfie' is manifested as users post images of fecal matter and 'mucoid plaque' online. The extremes of oversharing of personal, biological information - where the rhetoric of YouTubes's 'You' is presented as abject bodily matter.