Biography

Félicie Kertudo (FR) recently completed a Fine Arts & Humanities Master of Research (MRes) at the Royal College of Art, London. She has a historical and political sciences background, trained in various research methods during her three years at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Throughout the last academic year, she explored the dynamics of Women-Only spaces through a Watery (auto)ethnographic case study of the Kenwood Ladies Pond, Hampstead Heath, London. Using her own diseased Skin as a key interface between her Body and its natural surroundings throughout the research journey, she calls for a better and fairer representation of bodily subjectivities’ diversity. Notably using curatorial research methods and embracing the concept of ‘embodiment’ through the making of site-specific art installations, her aim is to make more understandable, sustainable and visible the process behind her research practice. She is focusing on key philosophical theories such as ‘Ecofeminism’, ‘Hydrofeminism’ and ‘Phenomenology’, which hold a strong disruptive potential by calling into question the neoliberal, patriarchal and self-destructive societal and normative system that continues to prevail in the Western world in the 21st century.