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Femininity and the Body

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003950/00001

Material Information

Title: Femininity and the Body An Installation Concerning Social Alienation
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Kielich, Melanie
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Installation Art
Gender
Alienation
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Installation art has the ability to distance the art object from its sacred status and require the viewer to interact with it as a space in a more intimate manner. This project entails the construction of a landscape that symbolically addresses psychological and social issues of alienation via the body ego and societal projections upon it. Using signifiers of femininity (such as panties, the fabric arts, mirrors, etc.) and elements of the body (hearts, fingers) within an artificial natural landscape, I am commenting on normative gender roles as prescribed by society and their ability to distance us from one another. Issues concerning nature (historically tied to the feminine sphere) versus nurture or culture (tied to the masculine) are at the forefront of the piece, stressing the idealistic desire for the former to overcome the latter. References to childhood abound within the piece, pointing to the developmental stages of the body ego, namely the mirror stage in which the infant chooses to identify with the disembodied whole vision of self rather than the fragmented reality of experience. This objectification of the body is continued and encouraged within mainstream society, leading to further separation between individuals and even recognition of self-as-other. Wallowing within this image of myself and inviting others to do the same, I am exploiting my own narcissism and voyeurism.
Statement of Responsibility: by Melanie Kielich
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Freedland, Barry

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 K4
System ID: NCFE003950:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003950/00001

Material Information

Title: Femininity and the Body An Installation Concerning Social Alienation
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Kielich, Melanie
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Installation Art
Gender
Alienation
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Installation art has the ability to distance the art object from its sacred status and require the viewer to interact with it as a space in a more intimate manner. This project entails the construction of a landscape that symbolically addresses psychological and social issues of alienation via the body ego and societal projections upon it. Using signifiers of femininity (such as panties, the fabric arts, mirrors, etc.) and elements of the body (hearts, fingers) within an artificial natural landscape, I am commenting on normative gender roles as prescribed by society and their ability to distance us from one another. Issues concerning nature (historically tied to the feminine sphere) versus nurture or culture (tied to the masculine) are at the forefront of the piece, stressing the idealistic desire for the former to overcome the latter. References to childhood abound within the piece, pointing to the developmental stages of the body ego, namely the mirror stage in which the infant chooses to identify with the disembodied whole vision of self rather than the fragmented reality of experience. This objectification of the body is continued and encouraged within mainstream society, leading to further separation between individuals and even recognition of self-as-other. Wallowing within this image of myself and inviting others to do the same, I am exploiting my own narcissism and voyeurism.
Statement of Responsibility: by Melanie Kielich
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Freedland, Barry

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 K4
System ID: NCFE003950:00001

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