Rachael Shannon at MIX NYC

Installation by Rachael ShannonNovember 12 – 17 2013 MIX NYC presents the 26th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. The queer arts programme features a series of installations.

Video installation:

Breastival Vestibule

Rachael Shannon
2013, USA, inflatable dome, projected video, color. (loop)

This project specifically examines the practice of toplessness by women within and outside of mainstream society. 1970s feminisms gave birth to an explosion of utopian subcultures and practices. 40 years later, what does our current relationship to these movements have to show about our personal and cultural relationships to body? What does this articulate about sex and gender-based oppression and violence in the 21st Century? The work attempts to engage with these topics through a collection of responses to questions posed in workshops, interviews, and questionnaires.

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Artist statement: Breastival Vestibule by Rachael Shannon