“Was the nudity necessary? Yes. Yes it was.” Storm Thorgerson rages on
Scrutiny – new work
“At first glance it may look like an image that’s about threatening a woman – since machinery is often a male preserve, it is a male threat. But I think it is more about man’s paranoia, his fear of woman more than his antipathy, i.e. the only way that a man can understand a woman is via an enormous machine – a scientific probe which can scrutinise the inner recesses of the female mind that many men claim to find so elusive. There were two issues much discussed, namely the nudity – was it necessary? And at what was the probe actually pointing? Finally the nudity seemed valid for reasons of vulnerability, and it was felt the heart was the best ‘target’.”
The Raging Storm is at gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf Bargehouse Street London SE1 9PH until 29 July. Entrance is free. Visit coinstreet.org or follow @oxotowerwharf for more information. Visit Storm’s website here.