Peter Bodenham


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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

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