Sites of Struggle

Treacherous Torso Sites of Struggle is an interactive exposition consisting of a series of interactive sound canvases. In Treacherous Torso the female body is addressed as fragmented in the form of a torso. The project draws from Body Dysmorphic Disorder whereby one area of the body becomes a focus of dejection, and specific sites are deemed as an area or “site of struggle.” Through my research, the specific sites of dejection are defined as: breasts, stomach/abdomen, thighs, back fat, and buttocks. The specific areas of dejection or “sites of struggle” is further reinforced by a survey I recently carried out by 60 women. From these discussions, five original poems were created and recorded with the words transformed into fragmented new sounds and soundscapes. From these audio extracts, five compositions emerged, each representing one of the five sites of struggle.