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Jennifer McMillan

Performance Artist

Ulverston

I am interested in the expectations forced upon the idea of femininity. I seek to discover how social constructs of femininity are embedded in culture, science fiction and art. In particular, I am interested in ideas of ownership and possession, and the ways in which these ideas have become associated with femininity. In my work I engage with contemporary feminist arguments.
 
My artwork challenges notions of femininity by manipulating my audience’s expectation; I aim to keep viewers in a juxtaposed state of discomfort and ease, balancing intimidation and endearment with tactics of humour and intimacy. I also want to investigate why I feel so apologetic about being an artist who explores feminist discourse.