Divorce Index (2017)

Natasha Caruana

Addiction, ‘the family disease’, can lead to and result in divorce. Natasha used government data to identify coastline towns as UK places with the highest divorce rates. She discovered alcoholism and gambling were amongst the contributing factors. In the film Natasha and her husband perform a ‘data dance’ where each choreographed gesture embodies and ‘interprets’ a multitude of unhelpful pressures on a relationship.

‘Data Dance’ performed by the artist and her husband. 

Commissioned by the Data as Culture programme at the Open Data Institute (ODI) with the support of Arts Council England

Courtesy the artist

About the contributor(s) 

Natasha Caruana is a London-based artist working across photography, moving image and installation, and a Senior Lecturer of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. Natasha’s art practice is grounded in research concerned with narratives of love, betrayal and fantasy. Her work is created drawing from archives, the Internet and personal narratives.