Ian Haig works across media, from video, sculpture, drawing, technology based media and installation. Haig’s practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body obsessed themes can be seen throughout a large body of work over the last twenty years. Previous works have looked to the contemporary media sphere and its relationship to the visceral body, the degenerative aspects of pervasive new technologies, to cultural forms of fanaticism and cults, to ideas of attraction and repulsion, body horror and the defamiliarisation of the human body.
ian haig
Organphilia, 2017
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A single channel video work

Organphilia: a lover of organs

Organphilia depicts a new kind of internal human organ: a mutation that is part liver, colon, heart, kidneys and adrenal glands. It is a fantasy organ. While pornography represents the impossible fantasy of the external body, Organphilia is the impossible fantasy of the internal body. An organ that has new kinds of untapped uses and functions while reconfiguring the bodies’ biology

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