Rina Liddle

Poetics of the Soul (2011).

Working with found text from dating references, cookbooks and other gendered sources, Rina Liddle investigates the persistence and absurdity of such stereotypes (Three Tricks for Looking Slimmer Naked) by drawing upon visual traditions such as Calligrams, Concrete Poetry and Micrography. By dissecting and reconfiguring the text, the problematics of a naturalized and gendered language become evident and is called into question. Liddle is a visual artist working in Vancouver, Canada whose work often deals with normative behaviours, power relations, and how we look at things. She has a BFA from Emily Carr University and an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.