here:there

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Creator

Quinn Rockliff

Related Programs

Graduate Program in Digital Futures

Year

2019

Synopsis

here:there is an autoethnographic installation that explores how the artist turns to social media to talk about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault. Acrylic self-portraits and their shadows highlight the precarity between the boundaries of physical and virtual embodiment that occur when justice is sought online through self-representation and reflection. The work uses abstraction in order to reject the expectation for survivors to expose their trauma in detail to gain access to validation. Quinn does so by prioritizing nuances over truths, emotional vulnerability over strength, and difference over essentialism. here:there is situated within contemporary feminist art practices, work that moves towards expressionist autoethnography to create critical, transparent, and nuanced representations of the self