Fracture: Representing Identity

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Katya J Harris (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: This document provides written support for the thesis exhibition , Fracture: Representing Identity. The body of work presented in the exhibition seeks to provide more accurate images of people , counter to the limiting representations saturating contemporary visual culture. By utilizing the visual element of fracture and focusing on the human body , the work I create serves several separate but related functions. First , creation of the works allows for a process of contemplation , during which I may reflect on my own developing ideas regarding personal identity in the current social and political climate. Second , the interactive nature of the work lets me share these ideas with a public audience. Lastly , this body of work serves as a platform from which to create a dialogue about identity and the responsibilities of image-makers who engage with representations of people , and topics at the forefront of today's identity politics.

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Language: English
Date: 2018
Fracture, Identity Politics, Representation, Drawing

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