Means are the Ends: The Command Issue

Booth, Anastasia Gaea (2014) Means are the Ends: The Command Issue. [Visual Artwork]

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Means are the Ends: The Command Issue (2014) was an exhibition of sculptural works exhibited at LEVEL Artist-Run Initiative, Brisbane. The exhibition playfully critiqued the portrayal of women’s desire in cultural production and symbolic discourse through a focus on fetish sensibilities. Developed during a summer residency, the artworks looked to the rituals, materials and iconographies associated with certain divergent subcultures. Employing strategies of sculptural intervention and appropriation, the exhibition consisted of found objects, which had been deconstructed, altered and intervened; a dildo became a faux drawing machine, a butt-plug a makeshift horn. Reconstructing these visual codes through the formal and theoretical language of contemporary sculptural practice, Means are the Ends: The Command Issue spoke to the problematic, humorous and often paradoxical relationship between depictions of the feminine and women’s desire and agency.

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ID Code: 92747
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Material: Sculpture; glass, copper, vaseline, found objects, synthetic hair, plastic sheet, brass fixings and leather
Measurements or Duration: Measurements Variable
Number of Pieces: 4
Location: From date: To date:
LEVEL Project Space, Studio 3.12 Metro Arts 109 Edward Street, Brisbane QLD 4001 2014-01 2014-02
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Keywords: Contemporary Sculpture, Sexual Fetishism, Feminism, Found Object
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Facilities: CARRS-Q Advanced Driving Simulator
Copyright Owner: Anastasia Booth
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2016 00:10
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 05:33

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