Peter Bodenham, visual artist

Suit Project

The project was centred upon the farming community in West Wales. Peter was interested in exploring the current social and cultural landscape of farming through a socially engaged art project. He selected and work with five farmers representative of the type of agriculture within the Cardigan area. Asked the farmers to work in a formal business suit, with the aim of introducing a symbolic and surreal element to there encounter.The ‘suit’ anchored the visual and conceptual nature of the project. The suit has its own communicative phenomena, containing a self-perpetuating symbolic and evocative force. The aim was not to make any explicit political statements but construct a body of work consisting of photographic images and altered suits that created a space for wonder and discourse about economic systems, power, and identity located within a rural context.

Funded by Cywaith Cymru

suit project

andy photo

ian suit

mary ann

suit 1

suit 2