The Body Artist Characters

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Lauren's artistic temperament and her particular interest in performance art causes her outlook within her daily life to be especially perceptive. She attunes herself to the experience of the everyday, looking for a greater understanding that she may apply to her art, but also gain a greater knowledge of her own personality and place in time and space. As a body artist, she strips herself as much as possible of her own physicality in order to take on the body shape and body movements of other people. By imitating others, and repeating their movements again and again, she is, in one way, able to slow down time, and explore each moment more fully. This process allows her to work toward an understanding of the connection between mind and body, and personality and corporeality. Her art requires her to translate time, identity and movement from their naturally ineffable...

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