Candace Jahn MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015
Broke Down Frames
Broke Down Frames is a photographic body of work that explores the constructed concept of “seeing without looking”. Through the use of a non-traditional lens based equipment, the photographs in this work depict abstract representations of the artist’s own nude female figure and the intimate space of her bed. The five pieces that make up the body of work hang from the ceiling negating the conventional presentation of photograph on wall. Eliminating a physical frame and balancing an abstract and representational portrayal of the body, Broke Down Frames challenges the role of the female figure in art and resisting the male gaze. Through this process a more complex and honest representation of the body is depicted in the abstract rather than the literal.