Title page for ETD etd-11162006-161946


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Streekstra, Holly Kay
Author's Email Address hstreek@lsu.edu
URN etd-11162006-161946
Title Mothers Grimm And Other House Held Tales
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Loren Schwerd Committee Chair
Ed Smith Committee Member
Malcolm McClay Committee Member
Melody Guichet Committee Member
Michaelene Walsh Committee Member
Keywords
  • pop culture
  • morality
  • remix
  • memory
  • media
  • collage
  • craft
  • feminism
  • internet
Date of Defense 2006-11-10
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Mothers Grimm and Other House Held Tales is a body of work that uses fairy tale archetypes and narrative traditions to comment upon tensions and conflicts in sexual self-understanding. This is achieved through a reflection on attitudes that women adopt regarding their own sexuality. Such a reflection is instigated through a presentation of prominent cultural archetypes that exist, no longer as received ideas, but as a bold and entertaining expression of how sex can change our attitude towards those ideas that we often take for granted. Through an assemblage of objects and video, this body of work evokes a domestic setting through the re-creation of the household environment. The viewer is drawn in by fun looking characterizations that, upon first glance, arouses a sense of archetypal nostalgia. However, a closer investigation reveals sardonic humor and associative metaphors that refer to sexual themes, some situated in dark places.
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