Low-key Solidarity, Strategies for the Alliance: MFA Thesis - Sculpture
Gallira, Ana Azzue
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SubjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Art; Sculpture Exhibition; Socially Engaged Art; Participatory Art; Relational Aesthetics; Social Sculpture; Activism; Empathy; Sculpture; Welding; Furniture; Mobile; Public Art; Time-based; Solidarity; Postcard; Phone Book; Mixed Media; Social Media; #HiddenFortuneWheel; #PhoneBookFind
Giving space for viewers to cultivate curiosity for other people through whimsical and lighthearted objects and interactive experiences grounds my research. I make work that confronts the reality that most human relationships are lacking empathy, an overlooked connection necessary for survival. Practicing the imaginative leap into another’s experience provides a platform for global change.These connections are in need of nurturing and my work provides a welcoming environment to combat social constructs that contribute to the dehumanized “other”. Participation, aesthetics, and public accessibility to the artwork is a method for gathering curiosity and projecting that interest into direct action.
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