Process to my Doctorate of Philosophy in Creative Practice
Friday, May 8, 2015
During the PhD program my deepest
intent is to develop a profound knowledge and therefore a body of work that
could represent it. Utilizing the appropriate interaction with other Artists
and professors I intent to do several breakthroughs during this program.
I envision an Installation that
will take place in a house or a place resembling it (a real house would be
best). During the installation project I will employ interventions all over the
property. Throughout the opening, I am planning to set up a provocative
performance. Furthermore, the interventions will be spread all over the house,
including all the rooms, resembling an association between a particular room
(bedroom, bathroom, kitchen etc.) with a specific state of mind. In this way, I
will be approaching emotional and/or psychological issues of the female gender.
The performance: I will be moving
throughout the whole house and in each room I’ll be connecting from
the unconsciousness that arouses from a particular state of
In a recent work, I incorporated
movement inspired by Japanese Butoh reflecting the lack of consciousness about
female issues, and the mental discomforting state this can likely produce.
Aesthetics: Will be demonstrated
using the elements of light and sound as well as home ware and
furniture after applying interventions trough the popular images
In previous works I also intended
to explore the traditional role of the female set by societal norms dictated by
religious, political and social attitudes. I have used icons from the faith I
am most familiar with as representative of all religions. However, I plan to
use a wide variety of icons from different religions as well. In addition, I
presented popular religious images of female saints and virgins juxtaposed with
images of war as a metaphor for the diverse behavioral patterns set by cultural
mandates that are usually unconsciously followed by each gender.