You’ve heard the altered bells, but have you seen the fence outside of Peirce? For one of Professor Claudia Esslinger’s Installation Art assignments, Lana Dubin ’14 created “an experience for some yet not for others.”
Find out more after the jump!
Lana’s handcrafted fence was constructed to resemble the beloved orange fencing found at Old Kenyon lounge parties. Using English methods of rope tying, i.e. finger loop braiding, the fence encloses a group of male volunteers, creating a juxtaposition of gender by inverting the male gaze. The fence enclosure serves to create an exclusive environment, as the volunteers are unable to communicate with those on the outside of the circle.
This installation is not meant to be pleasing on a visual level; rather, it is meant to provoke the viewer to contemplate the concepts of exclusivity and gender. Be sure to take a look at Lana’s installation on your way to Peirce or class — it will only be up for two more days. See it on Thursday from 12:50-1:10 p.m. and Friday from 11:50 a.m. -12:10 p.m.