This body of work 家(Jia) explores the domestic violence that is prevalent in the typical Chinese family and the complex family relationship that are a result of this trauma. 家 is a multimedia site-specific installation comprises of video, sculpture, collage and photographic images. Traumatic memories, the beautifully unbearable experiences, have inspired this artwork from both a personal and cultural perspective. In this work I am examining, and displaying for the audience, the effects of abuse and the trauma that is a result, how it is manifested, and how it transforms an individual and a family’s identity.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Photography, Artistic; Video art; Installations (Art); Artists' books; Photobooks; Family violence in art
Imaging Arts (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Wang, Jiā, "Jiā" (2016). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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