Project Description: Land ownership, management and policy are pressing issues in the Western US where over 46% percent of all land is owned and managed by Federal Agencies. Controversy exists around the current and future plans for managing this territory due to conflicting stakeholder values. At the same time, in many states throughout the US, women’s health and regulations of their bodies are also controlled by government agencies. I am interested in exploring where management and policy of both land and the female body collide. Where metaphorical similarities exist in hopes of discovering a greater understanding that might hold the potential for solutions to better ways of managing and better policies.
This creative exploration will use a variety of digital processes to capture video footage from above, from the surface, and within. This footage will then be projected outward, staking claims.
Being female, residing in the Western US, a stakeholder in the public lands of Utah, a stakeholder of my own body, I am compelled to explore these issues in hopes of telling a story, that may not be linear, that will be both public and private, and may challenge the status quo.