The bathtub as a stage for the most diverse actions – the artist Bianca Kennedy stages the bathtub in four series of works, presenting existential themes such as birth, sexuality and death. Body care becomes a secondary matter here.
Is the bathtub not an auspicious symbol? For the offline mode of life? For after-work and hygiene? But anyone who associates the bathtub only with naked bodies and relaxation should take a look at “Let me draw you a bath”. In her monograph, artist Bianca Kennedy shows that an entire life can take place in the bathtub. With her there is reading, writing, drinking, smoking, smoking pot, kissing, laughing, singing, crying, mourning, arguing, sleeping, shooting, killing and loving.
Since 2016, Kennedy has been exploring the bathtub in various video works and drawings. For example, a silent film, a series of 200 drawings with digitally augmented content, a 3-channel video installation and a virtual reality experience have all been created, each dissecting the complex coding of bathing in a socio-cultural context.