(W)hole Woman is a multimedia installation exploring the female body through trauma and sexual assault. This projects aims to divert attention from the moment of violence to the post-trauma experience of the victim. Inspired by personal experiences and the experience of other woman collected through interviews assemblage, and paintings illustrate women's relationship with their own bodies post-trauma that comes with healing from sexual violence.
Many of the pieces integrate “female objects”: objects that are enterable, object exclusively used by women, or objects referred to by female acronyms (her/she) such as ships, vessels, and cars. Special thanks to all the women who shared their personal stories with me to make this project possible, and for allowing their stories to be incorporated into this project.
On display at Argus II Building
This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.