RECLAMATION

IN COLLABORATION WITH KARMENIFE PAULINO

FALL 2015. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE FOR CAMERA.

This is a call to recontextualize the fraternity house -- an institution that creates space for sexual, racial, and gendered violence to occur and to emanate outwards-inwards. In this photographic and performative intervention, we reshape the messages that these building-size monuments send into our bodies day in and day out, entangling them into our own power play. 

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PRESS:

Mic.com: https://mic.com/articles/136394/meet-the-sexual-assault-survivor-who-rewrote-her-experience-in-a-powerful-photo-series#.5JCfsAOMF

New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/magazine/the-forced-heroism-of-the-survivor.html?_r=0

Black Girl Long Hair: http://blackgirllonghair.com/2016/03/black-woman-does-dominatrix-photo-series-at-the-site-of-the-fraternity-where-she-was-raped/

Madame Noire: http://madamenoire.com/619400/survivor-poses-in-front-of-the-scene-of-her-rape-in-dominatrix-outfit/

BET: http://www.bet.com/news/national/photos/2016/03/-photos–see-how-this-college-student-put-her-rapist-on-blast.html?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=twitterfeed#!031416-national-KARMENIFE-PAULINO-Reclamation-Photos-1

Soul Reflectionz: http://soulreflectionz.com/rape-survivor-reclaims-her-sexality-with-photo-series/

Feministing: http://feministing.com/2016/03/09/daily-feminist-cheat-sheet-766/

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sexual-assault-survivor-stages-powerful-sm-photos-at-frat-where-she-was-raped_us_56e71300e4b0860f99d9f1ed

Jezebel: http://jezebel.com/wesleyan-alum-poses-as-dominatrix-at-fraternity-where-s-1764674590

Paper Magazine: http://www.papermag.com/peep-this-poignant-bdsm-themed-photo-series-reclaiming-fraternities-fo-1634765182.html

Dazed Digital: http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/30399/1/why-did-this-woman-pose-as-a-dominatrix-where-she-was-raped

attn: http://www.attn.com/stories/6573/wesleyan-grad-sexual-assault-survivor-dominatrix-photos

Clutch Mag: http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2016/03/rape-survivor-dominatrix-photo-shoot-site-fraternity-raped/

Yahoo News: https://www.yahoo.com/news/meet-sexual-assault-survivor-rewrote-112000658.html?ref=gs