Exploring culture through integration and theatrics, Molly Youngblood received the Spotlight award for Momentum Tulsa and will debut her project “Semblance of Society” on October 12.
|The artist at a gun range in order to learn about gun and hunting culture|
While the artist will use common assumptions and stereotypes to form the initial personality of the character, each character will change. Through interactions with others in that subculture, her characters will act as a constantly shifting learning experience to create a formed knowledge of these subcultures through the artist's lens.
Four large-scale portraits of the artist immersed in various subcultures will be on display in the gallery, along with writings, collected objects and media documentation to give a sense of the process the artist went through while exploring each subculture.
The culmination of the project is a final performance the night of the event October 12th, in which Youngblood performs live as a character. The audience will be active as a context to inform and influence the performance in progress.
|Molly Youngblood posing as a hunter|
Youngblood holds her BFA from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied New media and curated the exhibition, Redline, for her senior capstone. She will also be featured in Continuous Present-Tense, a curated performance at Living Arts Tulsa October 4th, 7pm.