Validate My Existence
Jackson, André Terrel
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Fibers
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Interior Design
Bibliography: pages 61-62
"In the past, movements that focused on civil rights were separate and fixed: Black rights, Women’s rights, Gay rights; today, people look to movements to be more inclusive of their overlapping identities. This call for more representation, and more space, for different kinds of people is indicative of newly evolving forms of identification. Intersectionality is no longer simply a theory for explaining interlocking systems of oppression; people are using this theory for formation of their own personal identity. Through the exploration of identity, blackness and intersectionality, I set out to position my work within the art world; specifically relating my exploration of identity politics to theories in craft and fibers. Intersecting identities create experiences that often vary from mainstream assumptions; rather than viewing these experiences as outliers, intersectionality creates possibilities to explore how different identity groups are impacted by individual experiences."
Keywords: fibers, intersectionality, Black art, Post-black art, bender, race, identity
CHAIR: First, Deborah
PDF : 62 pages, chiefly color illustrations
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