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Queering the Material

By Rachel Youn

Abstract

Queer is the disorienting of a subject in space and time. With this notion, this paper goes through various extensions of my practice, investigating how I queer objects and actions to destabilize normative expectations of function. I engage with the aesthetics of Minimalism, the everyday experience of Asian American identities, and the association of the domestic environment with comfort and stability. Employing queer theory crossed with object theory, I posit how deception and failure exist as alternative understandings of how objects and environments function. Through subverting what is expected to be true and real, the work points to the fluid and unstable nature of identity and reality

Topics: Art and Design, Fine Arts
Publisher: Washington University Open Scholarship
Year: 2017
OAI identifier: oai:openscholarship.wustl.edu:bfa-1020

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