The Vessel, a new body of work by Alexandra Gomez, employs abstraction of the human form as a tool to break away from the contextualisation of identity, gender, sexuality and size.
In this work the body is represented as an expanding form, spreading and filling space. The body is used to frame the lack of Being promised through the body, presenting it as supplementary – a vessel used to carry life. Grotesque yet somewhat familiar to the human form, the installation comes together to form an organ-like structure – a vessel – slowly revealing human figures as the film pans to reveal more recognisable imagery transforming the room into the chambers of a fleshy beast. The film, consisting of a series of extreme close-up shots of the human form, converts the body into living landscapes.