Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Par, Through, Fumm, Smoke
by Barbee, Julia L., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 15; 1493088
Abstract (Summary)

In this series of works I have examined the contrast between the visible, the ephemeral, the auditory—and the temporal marks of identity. In response to being catcalled by random predatory men, and also as a coping mechanism, I devised a method for the construction of identity, discerning how I would allow myself to be named, and exploring new means of self-portraiture. I restricted my diet, exercised and waited, wearing a different perfume during each performance, until I was catcalled. I took the syntax of the catcall, created appropriated text poems through research into the history of perfumery, and the relationship to the body. Underneath the visually sterile text document, I presented crystallized scented sculptures as a form of non-representational self-portraiture culminating in the exhibition Par, Through, Fumm, Smoke.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shaw-Sutton, Carol
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Fine arts, Sociology
Publication Number: 1493088
ISBN: 978-1-124-62243-9
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