Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Amy Jenkins

Closures

Amy Jenkins. Closures, 1996.

Description:
“Culling from her teen-age experiences, with one foot in girlhood and the other in womanhood, Ms. Jenkins recreates the predicament of youth in her work.” Elizabeth Hayt, The New York Times, May 10, 1998 Synopsis: "Closures" moves in and out of a world simultaneously lilliputian and giant. Toy houses and real houses merge. Undersized objects and oversized humans collide. The landscape of the home as viewed by the adolescent - its illusion of stability, its memories, its rules, as well as the first sexual encounter and the inevitable departure, unfold before us. The house grown suddenly too small is shattered by the impact and penetration of desire.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
video, gigantic, miniature, loss of virginity, coming-of-age, childhood home, Amy Jenkins

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Images
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Videos
ClosuresTracesAudrey Superhero

Location
Peterborough, NH
USA

Contact
moreinfo@amyjenkins.net

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