Summer 2017 – September 2017 Monitor Programming

Eye Exercise

Vivienne Wang – 2014

 

 

Wang uses gestures from a school radio calisthenics program for the eye exercises to question the strong political overtones for these gestures. These exercises were for students from elementary school to high school begin with the slogan “Protect eyesight for the revolution, prevent myopia, the eye exercises start…” and have been mandatory for Chinese students since 1963. It was reported that in 2012, China was on the map for second highest teenage nearsightedness in the world, however eye exercises are still compulsory due to government policy.

 

Hivyo Tete

Darryl Terrell – 2017

 

 

Hivyo Tete (Swahili for So Fragile).
Responding to the social media hashtag #MasculinitySoFragile, Terrell sought to counteract hypermasculine depictions of black men with imagery of a softer side. 
“Black men can—men in general can have softer side. Men can have emotions. This is my visual method of saying to men—but to black men specifically—that it’s ok to be fragile. It’s ok to feel weak at time. It ok.”

—Darryl Terrell

 

 

Tinder Dogs

Riley Goss – 2017

“Two hundred twenty-eight screenshots of Tinder users adorned with the Snapchat dog filter. I left-swiped all of them.”

—Riley Goss.

 

 

Yung Narcassis

Jane Rawlings – 2016

In Yung Narcassis, Rawlings seeks to document self obsession via screen recording, maneuvering through social media.

 

 

Lynda Carter Secrets to Perfect Makeup

Molly Hewitt – 2012

 

In this video piece by Molly Hewitt, Hewitt attempts to follow Lynda Carter’s instructions to embody her spirit entirely. And she does. Lynda Carter is an American actress, singer, songwriter and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World America 1972 and also the star of the TV series Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979. Who would be better as a symbol of perfect femininity to bestow the secrets of makeup onto the general public?