Support Systems is a multimedia art installation that addresses shifting personal boundaries in contemporary America and functions as a dialogue between the external battles we must face and the internal landscape we need to preserve. The artwork questions how we find a balance between protecting ourselves and making the connections that give us support. It consists of two integrated pieces. A video installation entitled 'Passive Aggressive' viscerally illustrates the difficulty of negotiating personal boundaries in public spaces. The second piece, entitled 'Comfort Zone,' consists of a comfortable, private space in which the viewer can retreat and privately listen to taped and edited conversations of women speaking about their own comfort zones and how they express or repress their need for connections.
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