IMPACT MFA Performance Festival
Origins of Detachment
April 25, 2015 4:00pm – 7:00pm
280 S Columbus Dr Chicago, IL
Ceramics Gallery in the Ceramics Department
Investigate systems of orphanism. Installations of objects represent bodies of people who have passed away through materials. A generational orphaning of a specific group of people and the loss of information from traumatic events. The banal family photographs represent the past and are brought to the present in a presentation format for the gallery. Orphanism, the bereavement of parents, and the representation of family, queerness, trauma, abandonment, and memory. ‘Orphanism’ into objecthood, objects can loose their original purpose and become re-fashioned, re-imagined, and re-histocized.