Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Sexual Objectification, Feminism, Gender and Women's Studies, Porn Culture, Female Sexuality, Me Too Movement, Immersive Art, Installation Art, Artist's Statement, New Media Art
This thesis provides the explanation, inspiration, research and progression of an immersive, multimedia art installation that emulates the idea of a “sexual dystopia.” It explores how our dichotomy of inadequate sex education and hypersexual, gender-based media is resulting in a dystopian sexual reality for women in particular. The work portrays a future world in which sexual and fertility technology is so advanced and accessible that real men and women no longer interact. As a result, women and objects become one in the same.
Female literary icons are over-sexualized to suggest that porn-culture is a by-product of a historical framework that views women as commodities to be obtained. The dull, clinical approaches to sex education are juxtaposed against the exploitative content kids are exposed to at an increasingly young age. The steps, decisions and challenges to approaching a large-scale art installation are discussed.
Devlin, Quinn, "Overstimulated - An Immersive, Multimedia Art Installation" (2019). Honors Theses. 2286.
Gender and Sexuality Commons, Interactive Arts Commons, Interdisciplinary Arts and Media Commons, Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commons, Other Film and Media Studies Commons, Sculpture Commons, Sociology of Culture Commons