Deconstructing Gender* is a collaboration I am currently working on with my Dad, Dr. Frank Ritchel Ames, based on the "10 question gender game" from the book Gender: An Ethnomethodological Approach by Suzanne J. Kessler & Wendy McKenna.
This is the first in a series of digital works that deconstructs gender. It is a simple test that makes use of a 10 question format, but produces no definitive answer; it simply asks the viewer to decide on cultural expectations.
Constructing Gender will be the next in the series which will construct a composite image of a gendered person based on traits and features chosen by the viewer.
Added to Rhizome's ArtBase January 2007 http://rhizome.org/object.rhiz?42338
Shown Feb. 16th - March 9th 2006: Soft Core @ Core, Contemporary Erotic Art by Denver's Best Established and Emerging Artists, at Core New Art Space Denver, Colorado.
See Westword's full write up about the Soft Core exhibit in their Artbeat column, or just check out Michael Paglia quote on the show, "...and let me just say that it isn't so much erotic as it is vulgar."
Concept collaboration with Frank Ritchel Ames, PhD.