As an artist/human Sophia starts from the basic premise that: we are in the world through our body. The way we experience the world is therefore formed by our experience of our own body. The body is personal, but it is also cultural, social and political. All these factors shape our identity: they influence how we perceive and experience our self. This feeds back how we are and how we interact with our surrounding world.

The driving artistic force behind Sophia's work is the tension between the 'social' body as public and cultural playing-field, and the 'personal' body as the most private and intimate element in our lives.

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