⇧ 18 JULY – 9 AUGUST
Yezbick’s work examines the impact of decentralized global conflict on contemporary morals and social relationships by applying and radically altering the rules of her former discipline, cultural anthropology. She frequently uses the dyad, the smallest social unit, to explore how capitalism, money and the social bears on the formation of intimate relationships. How is the intimacy between two people of differing backgrounds informed by and reflective of impinging social structures? How does shared and divergent aspiration and desire comment upon underlying social values? With this unit, Yezbick comments upon the performances of everyday life, the legerdemain of social roles (the panhandler, the security guard, the art student, the documentary filmmaker) and the ways in which we consciously and unconsciously use, manipulate and aestheticize these roles in order to be seen and heard.