Title

Performance Therapy

Creator

Crowley, Ali

Studio Specialty

Sculpture

Series Title

Performance Therapy

View

Full size

Year

2012

Work Type

Sculpture Installation

Material/Technique

Steel, cast hydrostone bones, fabric, tape, paper, pills, thread, paint, flour, sugar, baking soda, gelatin capsules, pill containers, and sprinkles.

Dimensions

Variable (8ft x 8ft x 8ft)

Artist Statement

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”-Jiddu Krishnamurti.
The juxtaposition of Psychology and Sculpture majors dominates my pieces at Lewis and Clark; ideas and discoveries from one realm take shape and form in the other. Freud believed the ever-present struggle caused by the unconscious clashing with societal restraints exerts the pressure that results in detrimental behavior. Forcing individuals into ever more tightly defined roles robs communities of the flexibility to stretch and modify to include the wide diversity of humanity. My work operates in the liminal space of utopian inclusiveness, turning viewer inquiry back upon itself, with hopes for changing the social environment.

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Citation

Crowley, Ali, “Performance Therapy,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 16, 2014, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/3952.