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.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Fine arts, Sociology|
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