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  • Femme Musée

    'Villaine' is an embodiment and reaction to the binary roles pushed upon women as a means of oppression: that of victim or villain. This is conveyed through physical interaction with carefully chosen items, which function to simultaneously empower and silence feminine identities. Through performing my experience with these problematic dichotomies, I am attempting to reveal truths behind societal stigmas surrounding abuse and female sexuality. The correlating objects are a collection of traces. They work as fossilized clues to a personal/political narrative. Repeated shapes and biological excavations reference the connections between our (meta)physical interiors and exteriors. Materials are scavenged from my own waste and deified as ghosts of experience past. In totality, the installation is a self-portrait, seeking to capture and materialize the ephemeral.