Title of Abstract

Who Are You

Submitting Student(s)

Dianna DeVitoFollow

Session Title

Creative Expressions-Session3

Faculty Mentor

Claudia O'Steen, MFA; osteenc@winthrop.edu

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor

Claudia O'Steen, M.F.A.

Abstract

Through self-portrait photographs and video, I am exploring the dissonance between my body and my emotions. Fear, hopelessness, discomfort, and personal trauma are all emotions I am confronting in these photographs, and through my varied body positions and expressions, I am having a conversation with myself and the viewer through intense eye contact or complete avoidance of the camera. The intimate and vulnerable state of my body in these photographs puts the viewer in a state of invasion, having to question if they feel comfortable confronting this space. The video furthers this sensation by seeing my body put in uncomfortable poses for a prolonged period of time, an extension of what these poses are in the photographs, undergoing stress to the point of trembling and flinching.

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Performance Description

Artist Talk, about 7 minutes

Start Date

16-4-2021 2:42 PM

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Apr 16th, 2:42 PM

Who Are You

Through self-portrait photographs and video, I am exploring the dissonance between my body and my emotions. Fear, hopelessness, discomfort, and personal trauma are all emotions I am confronting in these photographs, and through my varied body positions and expressions, I am having a conversation with myself and the viewer through intense eye contact or complete avoidance of the camera. The intimate and vulnerable state of my body in these photographs puts the viewer in a state of invasion, having to question if they feel comfortable confronting this space. The video furthers this sensation by seeing my body put in uncomfortable poses for a prolonged period of time, an extension of what these poses are in the photographs, undergoing stress to the point of trembling and flinching.