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|Now I'm Twenty

When I was five, I loved playing dress up. 

When I was six, I was in several sports.

When I was seven, I learned that I wasn’t supposed to go back for seconds at lunch.

When I was eight, Carly said that Cameron said that I was fat so they didn’t want to play with me on the playground because I couldn’t keep up.  

When I was nine, I would suck my stomach in tightly as I walked past the skinny girls’ desks.

When I was ten, I learned that I wasn’t supposed to tuck my shirt in or wear horizontal stripes. 

When I was eleven, I was cast in my first play, tried squeezing into old costumes, and the designers had to make a dress for me from scratch. 

When I was twelve, I learned that black was a slimming color.  

When I was thirteen, I learned that plus sized clothes aren’t available at every store.

When I was fourteen, I tried fad diet after fad diet.

When I was fifteen, I got bangs to make my face look smaller. 

When I was sixteen, my high school show choir band was choosing dresses, and I refused to wear a skin tight dress. 

When I was seventeen, I didn’t want to wear my graduation cap because it made my head look larger. 

When I was eighteen, I had never been kissed, and was convinced it was because big girls don’t deserve kisses. 

When I was nineteen, I learned that I was never the one that decided I was fat. 

Now I’m twenty.

|What's the Solution?

This collage showcases various media that links to a website titled “what’s the solution?” which includes digital copies of the collage, a discussion board, a media submission form, and an about the artist page. The intention for my artwork is to be a catalyst for solutions to the water crisis. To provide a space — in person or online — where everyone is empowered to come together, have productive conversations, and find solutions to the global water crisis.

|What's the Solution?

This collage showcases various media that links to a website titled “what’s the solution?” which includes digital copies of the collage, a discussion board, a media submission form, and an about the artist page. The intention for my artwork is to be a catalyst for solutions to the water crisis. To provide a space — in person or online — where everyone is empowered to come together, have productive conversations, and find solutions to the global water crisis.

This project was a product of the Minnesota Science Museum's STEM Justice Innovation Design challenge. Six young artists and I got the chance to create work that draws viewers attention to serious water issues and engage them in innovative solutions.

|Comfortable/Comforting/Uncomfy

When talking about microaggressions, privilege, oppression and identity, people can get anxious about offending someone, putting their foot in their mouth, or saying something that they didn't intend to be disrespectful.

 

Comfortable/Comforting/Uncomfy is an audio tour that encourages self-reflection so that the listener can begin to formulate language surrounding these topics from their own individual experiences.

To participate in this project, grab your phone, some headphones, a sticky note, and a pen. You'll be taking a walk. Click the link on the left for further instruction.

not all advice

not all advice is a participatory zine that focuses on art, mental health, social change, higher education, questions and answers -- in no particular order. This project wouldn’t have been possible without artists, strangers, and collaborators alike.

|Workshop in Re-Performance: AAA-AAA

As apart of our HECUA Art for Social Change class, Hope and Sophie workshopped a  re-performance of Abramovic and Ulay's  AAA-AAA. The instructions of the piece are as follows:

"We are facing each other both producing a continuous vocal sound. We slowly build up the tension our faces coming closer together until we are screaming into each others open mouths."

 

Find the original video performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeaUO...

How Are You?

How Are You? is a behavioral art project focused on the art of everyday conversation,

and what it means to really listen to each other.

To see more or discuss possible work, click here to contact.

© 2020 Sophie Warrick
 

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