Poetry as a tool for expression has been an important cultural practice in women’s movements. Writing affords the ability to define new terms, share experiences, critique hegemonic norms and offer solutions and hopes for the future. Historically, these words are seldom afforded the same credibility as empirical data. (de)Coding Resistance gives credence to data that isn’t considered empirical but is just as important for measuring, describing and interpreting.
The piece visualizes three poems through illustrations that connect themes. In addition to each visualization the method through which these themes were analyzed is presented through code. Each poem, visualization, and code sample work together to critique and reflect on personal experiences, broad societal issues and the ways our identities intersect.
(de)Coding Resistance is a print piece comprised of 10 prints on 8.5”X11” photo paper. Each visualization framed is 21.1” X 17.1” each. The total dimensions of the piece are 7.65’ X 7.4’.