Feingold, M. (2021). The Fabulous Possibility of Objects: Cunning Enactments of Redress. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.14418/wes01.2.338
This thesis examines the performed act of fabulation, a narrative construct that combines notions of fact and fiction, as applied to the creation of physical art objects. Within this territory, I focus on the contemporary practices of two artists, Azikiwe Mohammed and Gala Porras-Kim. I explore how each of these practitioners purposefully engages the objects they propose through the act of fabulation. With these examples and distinctions, I attempt to relate the nuanced interactions between narrative and objects, exposing the pair's performative role in constructing and validating collective history, memory, and culture. Taking this further, I query how these artists' speculative practices can function through fabulation as a form of redress and open up space and time for wonder in the movement of ever-shifting phenomena.