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This practice-led research seeks to explore the structure of experience, using the philosophy of phenomenology with a feminist perspective in relation to a sculptural installation practice. I am working with representation, materiality, and experience; and spatial, temporal, and performative elements that are central to the ontological questions of the nature of space, time, and the sexed body.
The sculptural installation practice generates questions from the performativity of making and engagement with the artwork: How might a sculptural installation art practice manifest new perspectives from a feminist phenomenological perspective through the specificities of a sexed body and material, spatial, and temporal considerations? How might a concept of a phenomenal woman shift expectations of female identity and make explicit the role of the sentient body as a means of knowing through a creative practice?
The practice is an enactment of a feminist phenomenology, supported by theories of embodiment and new materialism. It is the investigation of the interrelation of what can happen between things, between the viewer and the artwork and the constitution of the encounter of the artwork that is most vital to experience, representation, materiality, and what a phenomenal woman might be.