Processional: A Performance on Language and Gender Bias
Autobiographical experiences and observations, and feminist philosophies of language and identity politics, prompted my pursuit to unveil and critique social norms that predetermine power disparities between men and women. My Master of Fine Arts thesis project brought materials, performers, and spoken words together to implicate viewers as participants in an immersive installation. My goal was to engage the audience with the nuances of gender inequality prevalent in contemporary American society. I transformed the gallery space to reference religious ceremonies and prompt questions about possible relationships between gendered traditions and passive social acceptance of violence against women.