Naked State is a 10-day residency to create artworks that explore the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. For the duration of the residency, the artists and residency Facilitator live as naturists (in the nude) within the naturist community of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park to create works that explore questions regarding nudity in public space.
During Naked State, I explored the limits of art-historic body language. The idea was to present my body in classical poses like Composite, Contrapposto, Adlocution, Pudica, Serpentine and Odalisque. This approach appealed to me because it was a way to create art without any materials. I used only body language to create the artistic dimension and capture it with a camera.