Judy-Ann Moule is a multi-media artist/researcher currently completing a doctorate at the National Art School, examining how a contemporary visual arts practice can add diversity to the current dialogue around sexual violence.
Integrating psychoanalytic feminist theory with studio-based work, encompassing drawing, photography, video, and installation, she re-imagines the line as a form of visceral language to provoke and unsettle.
One of the exhibited workshairline II,is a narrow but continuous line of hair encircling the gallery space mounted at crutch height. Words, referencing unwanted touch such as pull, rub, scrape, tickle, wrench engaged to apply the hair, are scribbled directly onto the wall above the line, then partially erased. Words alone are inadequate.
Gesturally positioned low, the drawn visceral line is both aesthetic and abject, provocative, and confronting.