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The White People Problem: Experiments in The Reverse Gaze.

Boyce, Kristy (2019) The White People Problem: Experiments in The Reverse Gaze. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Boyce, Kristy
Abstract:

The White People Problem is a series of experimental works that seek to engage white settlers on issues of colonialism, inequity, and privilege in Canada.

Grounded in Boyce’s personal experiences, this work is her response to conversations within her family and social in-groups in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Boyce combines everyday objects, statistical data, and comparison via self-location, to create an “inverse” white gaze. Viewers of the work are asked to consider the ways in which they benefit from a colonial system in a country whose policies continue to perpetuate a legacy of harm against Indigenous Peoples.

Specific technologies and methods used include photogrammetry, 3D printing, metal casting, sculpture, augmented reality, autoethnography, mould making, and screen-printing.

Date: 14 April 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indigenous, settler, white privilege, Thunder Bay, racism, colonialism, art, augmented reality, sculpture, installation, John A MacDonald, Ontario, Northern Ontario, food security, access to clean water, inequity.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 16:41
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 16:41
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2616

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