Dressed Up, 2017

"Dressed Up" is a site-specific installation occupying two abandoned dressing rooms above the Kresge Theatre in the Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts building. This installation intends to tackle issues of the body, gender performativity, and the construction of the self by society's terms. The first room of the installation features a performance video intended to be viewed voyeuristically through a crack in the door. The walls of the second (main) room are collaged with vintage dress patterns and are full of objects and images that allude to the dissection of the female form and its subsequent reconstruction through restrictive lenses of ideal beauty and perfection.