Artist Talk – Lisa Gunn

Today we had Artist Lisa Gunn in to talk to us about her work as a photographer and within participatory arts which centres around her response to her own physicality, raising a lot of questions around representation and the body.

Lisa Gunn has devoted her art to the study of physical metamorphosis. Her work is defined by an in depth exploration of her incomplete physicality, and her body’s ability to change, evolve and adapt in the most extreme circumstances.

In 1997, at the age of 21, Gunn suffered a life changing physical and emotional experience. She was involved in a road traffic accident that would leave her with painful, debilitating spinal injuries, and change her physicality forever. She did not realise at the time, being so young and vulnerable, that it was not just her body that would suffer from the incident… her social and cultural identity would never be the same again.