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In this call we will explore the political landscape of the female anatomy. Woman’s bodies are systematically regulated under government regimes all around the world. The colonization of female bodies, results in a women’s gift of procreation being commodified and used as reproductive systems to benefit the governing state.
Thinking nationally and globally, the female body suffers both from over regulation as well as indifference. Lack of access to healthcare and safe abortions leads to staggering maternal death rates.
This call is especially poignant as Puerto Rico has its own history of colonization through female biology. In 1907 the American government began a campaign of forced sterilization in Puerto Rico and the continental U.S. territories. The practice of eugenics was implemented in Puerto Rico and over 30 states. The practice sought to control population and prevent the ‘unfit’ from adding to the populace.
We seek to comment on the government’s controversial policies and unilateral regulations and restrictions concerning the female population under its governance. Who decides whether a women’s body and reproductive rights are compliant? Whether it is lawful or unlawful?
Prints in the portfolio will all use the same format, rather than being rectangle or square, the prints will be designed and printed within the silhouette of a woman’s body. The silhouette will be various heads/hairstyles. Participant will vote for their top three choices, and the organizers will pick based on what is available. Our goal is to have about 5 people per silhouette. Organizers will provide the template for the silhouette to all participants. Each silhouette will be cut from an 11X15 piece of paper. Access to a laser cutter, cricut, or an x-acto is preferable. Otherwise for an additional cost organizers can buy/cut/ship the silhouettes.
Cost of portfolio:$40
Edition size 24
Please apply to Csaman3@lsu.edu and Csalom4@lsu.edu
Send five images of your recent work as a PDF.
Include your contact info.
Please use ATTN: SGCI PORTFOLIO as your subject head
Remember to specify which silhouettes are your first, second, and third choice.