In all my unhappiness I was moving, and suddenly, this moving became an expression, a speaking out.

Mary Wigman

'Raptures in Repose' is a visual research project investigating the relationship between ecstasy and pain. The work references the choreography of German dance pioneer, Mary Wigman.

Rapture noun

1. An expression or manifestation of ecstasy or passion.

2. A state or experience of being carried away by overwhelming emotion.

3. A mystical experience in which the spirit is exalted to a knowledge of divine things.

4. The final assumption of Christians into heaven during the end-time according to Christian theology.

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Rapture no. 1, cold-pressed paper on black card, 420 x 594mm

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Rapture no. 2, cold-pressed paper on black card, 420 x 594mm

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Rapture no. 3, cold-pressed paper on black card, 420 x 594mm

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Traumgestalt Variations 1-4, cold-pressed paper on black card, 297 x 420mm