Images in collaboration with Dawn Felicia Knox 2014-2016
Image courtesy of Wellcome Collection
RAISING THE SKIRT was created in 2014, through Live Art Development Agencies DIY programme, it is a multilayered collaborative arts project which explores ways in which we can re-establish a connection with the wild and with natural laws to find a deeper connection with our body. Raising the Skirt highlights questions around gender, body politics and continues to develop research on the anthropological body, exploring ways that social, cultural and political dynamics are shaping the perception and understanding of the human body and how these interactions are interpreted through social engagement.
Raising the Skirt has followed the personal narrative of Nicola Hunter, and was triggered by a deeply personal place of overcoming judgement that was placed their own queer body. Hunter began the project by researching the historical links between the vulva and power in hope to develop a deeper connection to their own body, and more specifically their vulva, which is where they came across the history of Raising the Skirt.