Valerie Carew: Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment


An MFA thesis exhibition in the Interdisciplinary Master's of Art, Media and Design program.

 
DateMonday, April 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:00pm

Website

http://www.facebook.com/OCADUgraduategallery/

Location

OCAD U Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. West, Ground Floor

Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment
Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 18-25, open daily 12-5pm
Performaces on Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23 between 1-2pm

This thesis postulates contemporary domestic spaces as spheres which may be experienced as isolating and compartmentalized units, which enable forms of detachment and reenforce reclusive behaviour. As our global population rises, the construction of these zones continues to consume natural ecosystems. My work conceptualizes the home as a practise-led research site in which to investigate a mergence between the interior domestic realm and the outer natural world. Hand fabricated wearable textile forms express this interplay with the use of reclaimed household fabrics. These pieces are developed as hybrid forms which combine sensory isolation as a metaphor for reclusion, with biomimetic role-play featuring neighbouring organisms in fallow farm field ecosystems, which exhibit insulating behaviours similar to our human domestic versions. These objects become activated by means of embodiment and performance. This work is a practise in comparative dwelling which considers the implications of persistent housing development in southern Ontario, and describes an effort to navigate the constructed notions of the ideal nuclear home and family. It represents an ongoing endeavour to find emergence from social and environmental dissociative ways of being.



Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment  Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition
DateMonday, April 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:00pm

Website

http://www.facebook.com/OCADUgraduategallery/

Location

OCAD U Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. West, Ground Floor

Body Coiling
Gall Bodies
Cocooning (Headpiece)
I Am A Wooly Aphid (Headpiece)
Moth Balls
In Private
Media Room Installation View
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:00pm

Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment
Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 18-25, open daily 12-5pm
Performaces on Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23 between 1-2pm

This thesis postulates contemporary domestic spaces as spheres which may be experienced as isolating and compartmentalized units, which enable forms of detachment and reenforce reclusive behaviour. As our global population rises, the construction of these zones continues to consume natural ecosystems. My work conceptualizes the home as a practise-led research site in which to investigate a mergence between the interior domestic realm and the outer natural world. Hand fabricated wearable textile forms express this interplay with the use of reclaimed household fabrics. These pieces are developed as hybrid forms which combine sensory isolation as a metaphor for reclusion, with biomimetic role-play featuring neighbouring organisms in fallow farm field ecosystems, which exhibit insulating behaviours similar to our human domestic versions. These objects become activated by means of embodiment and performance. This work is a practise in comparative dwelling which considers the implications of persistent housing development in southern Ontario, and describes an effort to navigate the constructed notions of the ideal nuclear home and family. It represents an ongoing endeavour to find emergence from social and environmental dissociative ways of being.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. West, Ground Floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/OCADUgraduategallery/
Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment  Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition
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