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Sandra Sordini

MA work

I am a mess, and so are you. Love, Utopia

When is art good enough to be shown in a museum? 
When is skin white enough to become privileged? 
When am I queer enough to escape your objectifying gaze?

When arbitrary line-drawing and fence-raising becomes the base for centuries of power and abuse, where does utopia survive?

Beneath the taxonomies, life is still crawling. Identities are being reshaped and reclaimed, like amoebas feeding on detritus. Tyrants are laughed off, obedience is refused. Love happens in unlikely places, in unlikely ways. Nobody has answers but we all have questions. We listen. We are heard.
The gurgling noises of our pleasure and pain will not be cleaned out.

Will you still love me?


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2018

  • As a feminist storyteller, I am interested in sparking imagination and dialogue around feminist positions – like the construction of normality, identity, sexuality and gender – in a playful way, that allows for diverse and multi-layered responses.

    Practices of queering and detournement, absurdity and humour become techniques to reveal the construction of our social reality, while the use of collage and a certain DIY aesthetic try to resist authoritative claims to objectivity. By creating participatory platforms and inviting other people in, I hope to incorporate multiple experiences and voices into my work.
    Storytelling is my personal attempt at reaching a feminist utopia - going beyond a critique of the status quo by creating spaces and narratives, however temporary and limited they might be, where social constructs that are oppressive and discriminatory can be playfully reshaped to be more inclusive, fluid and humane.

    A feminist utopia cannot be one resolved and monolithic thing, but must allow for hybridity, contradictions and difference within it. My feminist utopia and therefore my work is a messy cyborg, never a perfect goddess.

  • Degrees

  • BA Design and Art, Free University Bozen/Bolzano, 2015