Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Jung Joon Lee
Throughout history, women have endured many obstacles placed upon them in both the private and public spheres. Women are pressured to achieve an ideal beauty standard and the expectation to fulfill the obligation of traditional domestic roles. As a 23-year old Chinese woman who daily faces these pressures, I intentionally critique them using my body as the site and the pressure as subject. Through acts of performance, using handmade and mass-produced objects consumed daily by women, I highlight the insidious pressures and expectations placed upon women’s bodies. By utilizing the format of photography to document the discomfort of “wearing” or experiencing the work, I want to create a similar dis-ease with the viewer, who may or may not share a similar experience, to encourage women and myself to escape from those pressures and expectations.
Jiang, Yue, "The reenactment : "object" as performance" (2021). Masters Theses. 617.
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