Words & Photographs by Emanuela Passadore
MA Design for Art Direction
Confined Bodies is a project in reaction to what the world has been experiencing.
Confined Bodies is a project in a specific context. Covid19 made us stop, or at least stop moving, stop going out, confining our bodies in our homes.
Self Confinement made us re-question our space, our homes, our objects and our movements. Moving is part of our everyday, something we have always taken for granted. While during quarantine our movements were just from our bedrooms to our living rooms, backwards and forwards. During this period we realized more than ever our NEED to move and exercise, in every possible way in order to keep physical and mentally healthy.
Together with my survey, global figures demonstrate that there has been a peak of people increasing activity during Covid. Home fitness became the new trend: online classes of yoga, fitness classes, crossfit, Pilates classes, on Zoom, Instagram or YouTube. People started improvising gyms at homes using a range of different objects including dogs, babies, brooms, chairs: everything in the house becoming a possible weight in order for training.
My aim with the project is to underline that we can be creative in the way we do physical activity and the objects we use while doing that. Highlighting that training (or better) moving, should always be seen as joy and pleasure and not as I have to go to the gym to be in shape, and probably wearing black clothes to look skinnier or less showy.
This project is a celebration of sport as colours, creativity, and to our bodies conceived as moving sculptures.
IT’S A BODY CELEBRATION
An ode to sport as relief and escape
An ode to creativity
An ode to imagination
An ode to flexibility
An ode to movement
An ode to body consciousness
An ode to serotonin
An ode to playfulness
An ode to colours
And ode to escapism
An ode to diversity
An ode to body positivity
An ode to freedom
An ode to fun
An ode to strength
An ode to balance
An ode to joy
An ode to our bodies as moving sculptures
An ode to joy An ode to our bodies as moving sculptures