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Who is She? (live 3D model tutorial)

A live 3D modeling tutorial of Ivanka Trump dressed in the likeness of Ivanka Trump. Performed at Purchase College, NY.

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Who is She? (book spread), 2017

The full spread of a one-sheet book presenting a UV map of Ivanka Trump's face that was projection painted from two image sources.

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Who is She? (book)

On display at the New York Art Book Fair at MOMA PS1, 2017.

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Who is She? (proposal for a chair)

Mockup for a modernist chair using the wireframe model of Ivanka Trump's face, from the left side of her nose (back) to her left cheekbone (seat). The chair references the Charles and Ray Eames wireframe chair, paralleling both products' ostensible populist platforms. 

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Who is She? (3D print)

Documentation of 3D printing a mask modeled from two stock images of Ivanka Trump.

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Who is She? (live 3D model tutorial)

A live 3D modeling tutorial of Ivanka Trump dressed in the likeness of Ivanka Trump. Performed at KN Context, Berlin. 

Kelsey Brod’s performance “Who Is She” takes its form as a 3-D modeling tutorial. Over the course of thirty minutes, Brod will instruct the audience in how to model Ivanka Trump’s head by using stock imagery. Brod humorously questions the relation of appearances and edifices through telling anecdotes of white neoliberal feminism sourced from Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In to Ivanka’s Women who Work. Performing as someone in-between herself and her subject, the line between fiction and seeming truth are blurred, producing something similar to the media frenzy known today as reality. Performed in conjunction with the opening of “Translations: in Context”, the work reveals how the language of software retains the racial and gendered hierarchies we live with today especially when these representations are translated into the digital sphere.
— http://www.artconnect.com/events/who-is-she