Body Language

BODY LANGUAGE – the conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated.

As my work consists of the human form, I also need to consider the pose and stance my disorder will have. I need to look at body language to understand what will best be suited. Though I did a tally on the disorders and the ones chosen had open arms, I seen this more as a starting point to get my ideas flowing. I now want to look deeper and see if I can communicate to my audience more by taking in this in consideration as I feel body language can speak louder than words.



  • Body language is constantly being exchanged and interpreted between people, even though much of the time this is happening on an unconscious level.
  • Through our bodily gestures and facial expressions, so as to translate our body language, revealing its underlying feelings and attitudes.
  • It is commonly and carelessly quoted that ‘non-verbal communications’ and/or ‘body language’ account for up to 93% of the meaning that people take from any human communication.
  • When we meet someone for the first time, their body language, on conscious and unconscious levels, largely determines our initial impression of them.

Body language potentially (although not always, depending on the definition you choose to apply) encompasses

  • how we position our bodies
  • our closeness to and the space between us and other people, and this changes
  • our facial expressions
  • our eyes especially and how our eyes move and focus, etc
  • how we touch ourselves and others
  • how our bodies connect with other non-bodily things, for instance, pens, cigarettes, spectacles and clothing
  • our breathing, and other less noticeable physical effects, for example our heartbeat and perspiration

I feel for my figure it’s best for me to have the figure with it’s arms being wrapped around showing its a condition of the mind with an effect of the body. Also by doing this it allows me to show the effects on the body as the stomach will be cut out and at focus and through this it communicates both and the shows the will to be empty and shows the lack of food through semiotics. My figure will have facial features removed such as the mouth and I am communicating to my audience by showing again through semiotics how the it’s restricted the person of eating. Through the eye structure, it will appear menacing and skeleton-like again suiting to human psychical effects it has on ones appearance. The figure being hunched up through the use body language it makes us see and feel distress and iniquity. Body language is a key element in order to have an influence and reaction to the audience and it’s first appearance is what will have the most impact, first impressions are key.


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