WHO I AM IS IRREVOCABLY TIED TO WHAT I LOOK LIKE
Did you cringe at this assertion or calmly acknowledge its obviousness? Did you widen your gaze to read more? This project is about bodies. It is about the fact that while we are each crafted singularly, uniquely from the next, today’s society claims to have reached a state of post-identity. But are we truly blank slates? Is our goal of equality really a struggle to achieve sameness? Or must we acknowledge our difference and adopt policies that better recognize the reality. We each bare a second skin, the socialized body—built off the foundation of our physical form. It is the one that is in constant communication with the bodies around us. This project is about how each of our lived experiences impacts our understanding of the world.
And so I repeat:
If who I am is a result of my lived experience and my lived experience is a symptom of what I look like then Who I am is irrevocably tied to what I look like.
Sector C: Art Practice and Technology | Advised by: Sharon Hayes (FNAR) | Gwendolyn Shaw (ARTH)