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dc.contributor.advisorRice, Thomas, 1960-
dc.contributor.authorMarnauzs, Helena
dc.description33 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractI play with numerous themes in my collection of work: Gender, non-binary identity, queerness, desirability politics, reclaiming image with “Selfies”… The 16 pieces in the series: Hollister Boy, Femme in Lingerie, Queer Pt. I, II and III, Self Portrait as Boy Pt. I and II, Figure in Green Boxer Shorts and Jeans, Figure in Orange Tights and Binder, Figure in Green Tights and Jeans, Boy Femme, Pro-Choice, Self Portrait, Mirror Selfie, Dissociative, and Selfie in Orange Tights, highlight the idea of gender as a social construct. I see all of the figures in my work as non-binary, the gender identity positioned outside of masculine and feminine norms. In decorating the figures with clothes and hair I hoped to blur the identification of the bodies as “male” or “female”. I aim for people to look at the bodies and struggle to identify them, one needs to use gendered terminology to talk about these pieces. I hope to bring attention to how we label and categorize certain forms of presentation. I use my own image in 7 of the 16 pieces—in my own self reflection of my image, combined with my use of “selfies,” I hope to consciously or subconsciously inspire the viewer to reflect on their own gender, their knowledge around queer identity and terminology, and their gender presentation.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Art Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Art.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.

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    This collection includes Senior Individualized Projects (SIP's) completed in the Art and Art History Department. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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