17 September 2012
Good Art #4. I Can Not Help The Way I Feel.
John Isaac's I Can Not Help The Way I Feel is a compelling piece. It's like the car accident you can't avoid looking at as you pass. This overstuffed sausage casing made me consider how, in many western nations, obesity rates are spiralling while in poorer countries the number of people starving is on the rise. The person above is invisible, their identity is lost to lard, uncooked chicken and chewed bubble gum. While I love this unfathomable work, it disturbs me and makes my brain go into overdrive. If you're in London, you can see it in the permanent Medicine Now exhibition at the Wellcome Collection.