by Hollie Mackenzie

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I have a hammer…and a new drill!

May 2, 2014

 

By presenting something that is as out of the ordinary as melting wood, I am suggesting that we find the feminine ways and means of expression through art in order to establish feminine forms of symbolism and structures. My feminist artistic resistance begins by sculpting into a material that could be considered as masculine. Writing myself (Cixous) within the wood I perform my feminist resistance against masculine structures. As a fundamentally masculine labor, I assume my position as sculptor and combine it with my identity as a woman. Only then can one recreate masculine labours as feminine and begin women’s journey to full emancipation and a purely egalitarian society.

 

With technology and electrical tools as advanced as they are today: recreating manual labour as feminine is easier.

 

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