JACLYN WRIGHT
JACLYN WRIGHT


Works from Marked
2019

Marked combines traditional photographic techniques with contemporary digital processes, performance, and sculpture. The title Marked immediately refers to a prominent birthmark on my neck that has continually prompted verbal and physical abuse by strangers and appears in the work through the reproduction of its shape and color. Further, I am considering other “birthmarks” one could attribute to a body, specifically gender and race. I’m interested in how the “birthmarks” of gender and race have affected women through history and in confronting the ways in which this has undermined intersectionality in the history of feminism. I am visualizing these ideas in the production of the work through the masking of film with laser cut dark slides, the masking of my body with handmade skin-suits, and the marking of photographic prints as a means to represent the nuances of identity. The work oscillates between depicting vulnerability and privilege, employing various ways of representing the body as the primary subject to address the history and future of feminism.


Opaque Bodies
Single Channel Video
Installation View



Opaque Bodies
Single Channel Video



Left:
Untitled (Cutout)
Dye sublimation aluminum print,
latex paint & wood
Installation View

Right:
Look Through, Look At, Look Over (II)
Adhesive vinyl



Left:
Body Suits
Latex paint, fabric, wooden hangers
Installation View

Right:
Untitled
CNC-routed dye sublimation aluminum prints
Installation View



1 Dark Slide / 65 Exposures
Silver gelatin prints
Installation View



Laser Cut Dark Slides
Plastic dark slides
Installation View



Left:
Masked Bodies
Dye sublimation aluminum print

Right:
Look Through, Look At, Look Over (I)
Adhesive vinyl




Marked