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Kristine Schomaker

A photograph of a woman with a black strip across her eyes and books on shelves in background

Zoom Freeze

May 1 - June 30, 2022


Exhibition

Artist Statement

Artist Bio

Zoom Reception, Sunday, May 15, 3pm PST

 

 

 

 

My work is personal, intense, emotional, violent and familiar. As a plus size woman with an eating disorder, I use performance and installation to de(con)struct the self as it is viewed through the lens of American consumer culture. 


My performance and documentary work draws inspiration from Feminist artists whose biographical focus on identity informed their art. I frequently cite artists like Lynn Hershman Leeson, Hannah Wilke, and Eleanor Antin as touchstones.


I use children's toys, mannequins, family photos, my Second Life persona and conceptual social practice projects to investigate, document and challenge personal and universal values of self and society.


The process of documenting my life and being vulnerable and brave through performance is the art.

 

 

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https://www.kristineschomaker.net/

@kristineschomaker    

 

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My computer doesn't like mornings... Every morning when I log into Zoom my computer freezes. 

Sometimes I'm in meetings.

I had to laugh and cry when some of these frozen moments were where my computer decided to freeze. 

And then I thought this could make an interesting art project. #zoomfreezeselfies

I've taken to documenting these weird, spontaneous freeze-frame moments...
This is a collaboration between myself, Zoom and my computer. 

Although I basically have no control.

"The collaboration continues between my computer, Zoom and myself.
One day I'll get my computer looked at... In the meantime... ART!!"

I never know at what point my computer and Zoom will freeze. I just go about my business and whatever happens, happens.
Art happens when you least expect it... And it keeps on happening...

The last few moments I improvised and added props. 

Still I had no idea when Zoom would freeze. 

When I was younger I hated photos of myself! (who am I kidding, I still am not a big fan)
My art practice is about facing fears and not caring what anyone else thinks.

These freeze-frame Zoom collaborations are not pretty, but that is the point. 

I'm putting my true self out there. Crossed eyes, double chin, big nose... 

I am facing myself so I can face others with less fear and more confidence.


I've come to look forward to these morning collaborations with my computer. 

It is a performance in which, for the most part, the outcome is unknown until my computer decides to freeze.


 

 

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