Monday, January 25, 2010

Pinpointed Thesis Description

My upcoming body of work will address the same concepts I was working with last semester, the body, gender and built environment, and applying them to new forms. I want to utilize structures that relate directly to the body in their function, so I am interested in altering furniture, specifically, chairs, for my purposes. I intend to make a set of chairs that not only reference the body but also femininity. These bodily chairs will personify different aspects of female sexuality as well as address how women are at the mercy of the way they are defined sexually, occasionally revoking their sense of individuality, and making them more like things that adorn a room. I am also interested in exploring these concepts in conjunction with the history of the chair as part of the architecture of the hierarchical society we exist in (thrones, head of the table, etc.).