Feminism

Spit | Molly O’Donnell

Molly O’Donnell’s Spit explores the relationship between the grotesque and the natural as it navigates the complicated relationship we have with the internet and pressing issues of sexuality, gender, and identity.  O’Donnell features an ambiguous figure (potentially human, potentially cyborg) that spits on a cellphone screen and into another’s mouth.  As…

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Ruminations | Lilia Levine

Lilia Levine’s piece Ruminations depicts experiences of mental angst and obsession through laser cutting and 3D printing.  Her work represents the modern anxieties women face within our nuanced (yet ubiquitous) patriarchal society by exploring language in the 21stcentury. Levine states that although we try our best to “perfect” most of our lives,…

The Pain Index | Nicole Brunel

Nicole Brunel’s Pain Index takes us back to the early days of hyperlinked artwork. With a similar format to Patchwork Girl by Shelley Jackson and Mouchette by Martine Neddam, The Pain Index is a labyrinth of links that guide the viewer through a swirl of fiction, history, and theory about the oppression…

The Significance of the Notorious RBG | Emily Miller

Four women have held the post of Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Four. Total. Ever. And they are all still alive today: Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. This is our very recent history. All but Justice O’Connor, who retired in 2006,…

Adventures in Comic Studies | Francesca Lyn

Francesca Lyn is a PhD student in the Media, Art, and Text program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Throughout the fall and spring, she will be writing about her experiences researching and writing on the comic arts. I’ve been struggling with writing about my experiences as a graduate student who studies comics….