Futilitarian, an MFA Thesis Exhibition, explores the conceptualization of the body as a factory. In particular it focuses on bodily cycles related to human reproduction and presents them as absurd parodies of industrial production. One of the primary concerns of this installation is the lack of control over our own bodily functions. The body factory blissfully churns out products that (to someone not trying to reproduce) are completely useless and merely accumulate unused and unwanted on the floor, a supply with no demand. Futilitarian was created predominantly from handmade felt and supplemented with found industrial objects. In some cases the found machine parts fit the felted body pieces like restrictive clothing, cinching and controlling a body that teeters on the brink of chaos. In this way, the industrial parts add another layer that speaks of attempted control over a disorderly body.
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