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dc.contributor.advisorLindley, Sarah, 1973-
dc.contributor.authorTaylor-Havens, Sophie
dc.description.abstract“Celebrating Desire and Female Pleasure: A Party is a participatory, social practice installation made up of five pieces that work together to bring attention to and celebrate desire and female pleasure through a positive sexuality lens. Many of the pieces suggest childhood games, but with themes of desire and female pleasure. Bringing together childhood games and sex/sexuality could seem concerning to some, but it is in our early years that we are exposed to our cultural norms around sex, sexuality and gender roles that I find so troubling. Additionally, the hope is that the fun, silly atmosphere of a children’s party will make these topics feel more accessible and acceptable for conversation. I spent my Art Department SIP quarter at Kalamazoo College, learning about positive sexuality in Advanced Psychology of Sexuality, gaining a better understanding of socially engaged art, and trying to continue to have fun. All of this fused with my interests in food, the body, education, social justice/practice, and installation work came together in a piece called Celebrating Desire and Female Pleasure: A Party.”en_US
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dc.titleCelebrating Desire and Female Pleasure : A Partyen_US
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