Bodies of Knowledge

Launched on 22 July 2022

SHOWstudio, Nick Knight and Emma Dabiri present a thought-provoking new body of work featuring over 50 leading international contributors, which seeks to challenge and reconsider how the body has been represented and imagined in visual culture and fashion image-making. Participants working across wide-ranging disciplines including fashion, art, music, film, sports and philosophy, were invited to create short films in response to physical and metaphysical attributes of the human body.

Main Contributors



Object Fetish 2011

19 September 2011
A project laying bare the underlying themes and motivations behind our sartorial fixations.

The Fashion Body

16 July 2010
Creatives including Lady Gaga, Rick Owens, Tim Walker and Susie Bubble contribute to a project exploring and celebrating the human body.

Political Fashion

23 July 2008
Fashion industry creatives express their political beliefs, agendas and thoughts in this film and essay project.
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