TABLOIDS reworks the mediated images portrayed on magazines viewable on the racks at local grocery stores and newspaper stands. Satirizing the large text imposed upon the framed body, this project moves from the public celebrity sphere of paparazzi to the private and intimate closets of women’s homes. The blurred body taken with a slow camera shutter speed elicits frustration with the insecurities communicated in the “Body Policing” text. As a 8 ½ x 11" printed set, the flimsy, disposable material quality of this piece comments on objects of consumerism, how tabloids can be purchased, looked at, held and thrown away.
2014 TABLOIDS, Women’s HERstory Month, Cross-Cultural Center, UC San Diego, CA