Iann An
CIVIC BALM
7 July – 30 July 2022

What lies beneath the surface of our civilised skins, metaphorically and physically? Civic Balm investigates various states or capacities of a body while seeking to dismantle socially constructed notions of a ‘healthy’, ‘able’ and ‘perfect’ body. The individual pieces can be seen as fragmented, monstrous, injured, ugly, strange, and perhaps even frightening, but as intimidation fades it may be replaced with familiarisation, and bit by bit, we may recognise death as a friend.