Satisfy Your Confidence

Posted on: May 3, 2018
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Description

Our love for looking at a digital screen stems from our fascination of having a voyeuristic experience. The act of looking upon bodies that entertain our lust is readily accessible and encouraged by those who crave instant gratification, especially online. We have the power to choose what content to consume and lean toward subjects that validate our social and physical aspirations. The yearning to meet society's standard for beauty has led to a higher demand for extremely invasive procedures that alter the body permanently. My refusal to accept this reality prompted the creation of a new one that is critical of social media's effect on youth culture, body image, and the objective gaze by manipulating my body through discomforting actions. I hope I can further the deconstruction of our society?s normalized patriarchal and materialistic culture through performing with my body and surroundings to create a new reality is critical of popular culture by using its language. The first step in rejecting aesthetic medicine is addressing how we contribute to the power structures that have normalized it.




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Darby Olcott

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BFA Student

Major: Photography

Graduation Year: 2018


Artist Statement:

Our love for looking at a digital screen stems from our fascination of having a voyeuristic experience. The act of looking upon bodies that entertain our lust is readily accessible and encouraged by those who crave instant gratification, especially online. We have the power to choose what content to consume and lean toward subjects that validate our social and physical aspirations. The yearning to meet society's standard for beauty has led to a higher demand for extremely invasive procedures that alter the body permanently. My refusal to accept this reality prompted the creation of a new one that is critical of social media's effect on youth culture, body image, and the objective gaze by manipulating my body through discomforting actions. I hope I can further the deconstruction of our society’s normalized patriarchal and materialistic culture through performing with my body and surroundings to create a new reality is critical of popular culture by using its language. The first step in rejecting aesthetic medicine is addressing how we contribute to the power structures that have normalized it.

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