Defense Date

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Sculpture + Extended Media

First Advisor

Corin Hewitt

Second Advisor

Kendall Buster

Third Advisor

Gregory Volk

Abstract

The Bare Units is a transmission from a queer body/brain navigating an After-Hours Members-Only Club, a site of graymarket sexuality and commerce. Alive to the fizz and froth of visceral sensation- be it the damp texture of a limp dollar bill or the soft meaty slap of an ass- yet awkwardly vigilant to the unstated but specific social exchanges in a semi-regulated space, the role of the Newcomer collapses into the persona of the Participant, awash and implicated in the complexity of each moment. Collecting details from a personalized capitalism enmeshed in mutated systems of value and power, The Bare Units fantasizes a nebulous architecture built from a self-conscious fictional narrative of self, and all the provisional and mutually-beneficial transactions that might be possible within.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-12-2016

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