Periphery #4, 2015
Juried by Thaddeus Mosley, first place prize
In paradox, 1901, Laurie Barnes investigates the overlaps between language, power, and domestic life. Inspired by the general absence of female experience in the U.S. steel industry, she brings allusions of home into the blast furnace site. By creating a bed-fence encasing domestic fixtures, she frames a definition of female within the context of labor divisions.
by laurie barnes