The Resource Faking it : the seduction of surface, by Catherine Armbrust

Faking it : the seduction of surface, by Catherine Armbrust

Label
Faking it : the seduction of surface
Title
Faking it
Title remainder
the seduction of surface
Statement of responsibility
by Catherine Armbrust
Creator
Contributor
Author
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This creative research conflates three of my personal obsessions - the French Rococo, television, and craft materials - and culminates with a collection of wearable sculptures that satirize the often-ostentatious masquerade of American mating rituals. Channeling a carnivalesque Rococo spirit, I parody gender stereotypes and behavioral posturing through a series of lavishly adorned, latex-infused costumes; temporary "second skins" of illusive identity one might don to entice a lover. Such transformative sexual strategies are often engrained into our biological makeup and cultural psyche, becoming amplified and exalted through the distorted lens of visual media sources, particularly via the celebrity culture of unscripted "reality" television. Ornamenting the titillating forms with stereotypical materials gleaned from popular culture and art history, my work takes a critical but arousing peek at the superficial American social landscape and its effects on sexual personae. In a world that values casual, affordable comforts, this work offers some uncomfortable tension as viewers consider what they "buy into" and "fake" in order to mask their own insecurities and seduce a mate. In this project I present a humorous portrait of an insecure society obsessed with surface relationships and dedicated to "making it" through Faking It
Cataloging source
MUU
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Armbrust, Catherine
Degree
M.F.A.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2012.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Stealey, Josephine M.
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  • Sculpture
  • Seduction
  • Popular culture
Label
Faking it : the seduction of surface, by Catherine Armbrust
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Advisor: Josephine M. Stealey
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
876614895
Extent
1 online resource (v, 81 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876614895
Label
Faking it : the seduction of surface, by Catherine Armbrust
Publication
Note
Advisor: Josephine M. Stealey
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
876614895
Extent
1 online resource (v, 81 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876614895

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