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Rasha Kahil’s Anatomy of a Scandal navigates the virtual domain to reclaim the female form

Online trolling occupies not only the darkest corners of the Internet, but occurs daily on both the public and private spaces of social media. It is so widespread that last year in the UK alone, 694 individuals – the equivalent of two a day – were found guilty of offences under the Malicious Communications Act, which states that it is an offence to send a threatening, offensive or indecent electronic communication with the intent to cause distress or anxiety. On finding herself target of such trolls, Kahil’s own personal experience naturally became an invigorating stimulus to generate new work, building on previous themes of intimacy, the body and what it is to be a woman she explores through her photography. “Anatomy of a Scandal actually started with the series that I exhibited quite a few years ago, In Your Home,” explains Kahil. Generated over three years, the 2011 series encompassed spontaneously composed semi-nude self-portraits in acquaintances and friend’s homes across the world, without their knowledge. In Your Home was subsequently shown in Kahil’s hometown of …


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