Exhibition: Nostalgia for the Body by Sue McDougall

Publication/Creation Date
March 4 2016
Sue McDougall (creator)
Media Type
Video Lecture
Persuasive Intent
In Nostalgia for the Body, Sue McDougall has made floating sculptures which literally hover in mid-air and move in the air currents.

McDougall explains that the sculptures depict imaginary beings which have passed from this world; they retain their consciousness but are not happy as they lack agency; they cannot feel the touch of another, have a good meal or even feel the warmth of the sun on their backs. Instead they remember their time on earth with wistfulness and longing. “Much of my art stems from my conviction that this life is all we have and that when we die our consciousness is lost,” McDougall said, “this particular work is my attempt to convince myself that mortality is actually for the best.”
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Marketing Keywords
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Date archived
September 11 2017
Last edited
May 28 2018
How to cite this entry
Sue McDougall. (March 4 2016). "Exhibition: Nostalgia for the Body by Sue McDougall". Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2385