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Den feminina maskeraden: Attributen som skapar ytspänningar
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Ädellab/Metal.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]Alternative title
the Feminine Masquerade (English)
Abstract [en]

We live in a world constructed by predeterminations, divided by gender. It’s a masquerade that we’re all taking part in, men by their gaze and women by embodying it. I’ve investigated spaces where feminine attributes are interconnected to a female body, and aspects that shape the misleading mask. In my research I discovered that there are three areas where a woman and female attributes are merged: In media where the stereotype image of a woman is confirmed in glossy magazines and in reality shows. In the bathroom, a room that represents the starting point of the masquerade. And last in typical feminine rooms, beauty salons, where make-up and nail polish is applied to female bodies. By researching spaces I discovered that bodies are shaped by the exclusion of the other sex and by gender specific norms.

Out from my own bodily perception I have investigated the feminine surface in the borderland between corpus and jewellery. In my process I shifted the perspective by creating wearable pieces that illustrate the undressing of femininity and by dressing traditionally masculine corpus in feminine materials. All together the objects make up a burlesque staging of a feminine scenography. It’s first when an object loses its initial function that we can create new reference points. It’s when lipstick is casted in the shape of soap and when a high heel is separated from the shoe that they become disconnected from the female body. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 17 p.
Keyword [en]
femininity, attribute, masquerade, jewellery, jewelry, craft, makeup, mask
Keyword [sv]
Femininitet, attribut, maskerad, smycke, smyckekonst, konsthantverk, smink, mask
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5192OAI: diva2:819033
Educational program
Ädellab/Metal (Bachelor)

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