Nomination Panasonic Readers’ Choice Award

A special nomination of the Bird in Flight Prize with a winner selected by readers

All nominated projects



Marked

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.

Untitled
Dye sublimation on aluminum, double panel, CNC router
2018
Untitled (cut-out)
Dye sublimation on aluminum, latex paint, wood
2018
1 Dark Slide / 65 Exposure
Silver gelatin prints
2018
laser cut dark slides
4x5 dark slides
2018 - 2019
opaque bodies
Video Stills
Single channel video
2019
untitled
adhesive vinyl
2019
untitled
adhesive vinyl
2019
untitled
adhesive vinyl
2019
bodysuits
Latex paint, fabric, wooden hanger
2018
masked body
Dye sublimation on aluminum
2019
Look Through, Look At, Look Over (I)
adhesive vinyl
2018
Look Through, Look At, Look Over (II)
adhesive vinyl
2018