Jaclyn Wright, USA
Marked combines traditional photographic techniques with contemporary digital processes, performance, and sculpture. The title Marked immediately refers to a prominent birthmark on my neck that has continually prompted verbal and physical abuse by strangers and appears in the work through the reproduction of its shape and color. Further, I am considering other “birthmarks” one could attribute to a body, specifically gender and race.
I’m interested in how the “birthmarks” of gender and race have affected women throughout history and in confronting the ways in which this has undermined intersectionality in the history of feminism. The included works are meant to raise questions of power, representation and ideology. The work oscillates between depicting vulnerability and privilege, employing various ways of representing the body as the primary subject to address the history and future of feminism.