SUSAN KWON
She Said Look
5-channel video installation
2'00 loop
She Said Look was in collaboration with Suzanne Bartelson.

From the display window on a busy street in Chicago, this sculptural video installation investigates notions of femininity. Presented over four screens are visual pairing of the body fragmented and text, with an abstracted female form mouthing words that cannot be heard. This inaudible message, along with the visual distortions and obstructions between performer and viewer, suggest a disconnect between mind, body, and social norms.

By confronting the oversimplified generalizations of female identity, this piece asks of the viewer: In what ways do women contort or manipulate their bodies to be perceived as feminine? How does one stretch or conform to social boundaries?
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