Title

Puffery

Author

Whitney Warne

Abstract

The external body is a place to perform a version of ourselves, rather than be ourselves. To perform is to strike a balance between the self and the rules, between individual action and gesture and the script--between what you know and what other people tell you to know. Puffery explores the culturally constructed performance and expected behaviors of the modern female. I have created video and photography documented durational performances that question a female's relationship with exterior presentation. Viewers watch as she exposes her façade--examining it and breaking it down in an effort to negotiate self, power, and control.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Video art--Themes, motives; Performance art--Themes, motives; Femininity in art; Sex role in art

Publication Date

11-1-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Department, Program, or Center

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)

Advisor

Shank, Christine

Advisor/Committee Member

Williams, Carla

Comments

Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: N6498.V53 W37 2011

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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