Semester of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
The intention of NeverEnding Loop is to depict the trauma of queer adolescense contrasted by the shadow of the closet that follows LGBTQ+ children into adulthood. The reality for queer people is that coming out is a process that never ends and a task that can create a lonely existence for those that are different from the norm. The artwork aims to convey the very real and confusing struggle of finding your identity as a queer person existing in a heterosexual world.
NeverEnding Loop explores loops and cycles in short animations, sculptural forms with repeating imagery, and mixed media forms that require interaction from the audience. By placing animated loops, interactive sculptures, and miniature environments together in the gallery, I hope to entice and overwhelm the viewer, so that they might begin to feel a fraction of what life is like for a queer child.
Nivens, Joseph, "NeverEnding Loop" (2021). LSU Master's Theses. 5355.