4. Loren Eise



80.5 /FEB 2016

80.5 is a book made based on the statistics of sexual assault on college campuses. 1 in 4 women are sexually assaulted during their undergraduate careers, looking at the RISD class of 2020 and applying the 1/4 statistic to the number of women in the class; 80.5 women according to the statistic will be assaulted during their time at RISD.
The book contains 80.5 silhouettes of dolls cut out individually by a laser cutter and then hand bound. The materiality of the book, the silhouettes being the shape of a doll but burned slightly with the laser cutter is indicative of the culture of assault. Dealing with both notions of violence, virginity, and violation but also that perseverance and strength.
           


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