Lyotard's Postmodernism Through Visual Art




Gage, Sarah

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The COVID-19 pandemic created a strong separation and state of discomfort for people around the world, forcing many to learn how to spend time alone, self-analyze, and attempt to create a healthy relationship with themselves. My photographic series, Over and Over, fabricates a narrative that represents my constant strive to find comfort in discomfort or solace in pandemic isolation. These photographs hold many layers to them, both physically and emotionally, creating a narrative dichotomy that is supported by Jean-Francois Lyotard’s theory of postmodernism that challenges the essentialist narrative. By portraying my self-analysis, I have constructed a void in which my body is suspended. I divide my body into sections put together into unrealistic ways, intertwining with my hair, which appears in various colors. These visuals exist to project my internal battle with isolation and change, as well, compel the viewer into a dream-like state of discomfort.


Creative Arts and Research Symposium
Creative Arts and Research Symposium