(Dis)Comfort : to make (someone) feel uneasy, anxious or embarrassed
In a society full of discrimination and prejudice spaces of comfort and safety can also be viewed as spaces of violence and oppression. This work is a visual reflection of my experience navigating issues of discrimination, including race, sex, and class. This work acknowledges that one person's privilege is often acquired at the expense of others. We are implicated in these issues of discrimination, whether we chose to participate in the conversation or not. The objects in (Dis)Comfort are exploring spaces of security and community that are afforded to some but are not accessible to all. By negating the use of these familiar objects, I am removing the selective access to comfort that discrimination produces, Through this body of work I am asking the viewer to lean into the uneasiness of the discourse and consider our responsibilities as members of a society.