“If you could be any kind of body, what would that be and why?” The ten MA students in “Bodies at Work: Gender and Labor in Contemporary Visual Culture” share their responses.
“When I am a little loud, or a little blunt, or a little messy, I can open a gate, and trespass into a world that is not readily given to me.”
“This body, that I inherited from my mother and her mother’s mothers is almost, but not exactly complete.”
“If you can’t erase the significance of color, erase color. / If you can’t erase the significance of the body, erase the body.”
“Before, we were all instincts, hunting and touching, live and let die. No promises. But then people began to speak, and something went very wrong.”
“In my utopian alternative, society would be less concerned with aesthetics and more concerned with their auditory perceptions.”
“I know the one in the mirror in the morning, / in the store windows just cleaned down Broadway, / in the selfies I never seem to stop taking”
"What do you think of when you think of Muslims? Chances are you are not picturing the largest demographic of American-born Muslims in the United States: Black American Muslims." Photographs of a mosque in Elizabeth, New Jersey.