Lily Frame, MFA EDA ’22: “Breaking the Rules: A Minor Spatial Inconvenience”

This is part of a series showcasing the work of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Class of 2022. Learn more about the program and its graduating cohort here.

Breaking the Rules: A Minor Spatial Inconvenience

By Lily Frame
Multimedia Installation (Architecture, Collage, Sculpture, 16mm Film, Audio)

On View: March 26 – April 15 at the Power Plant Gallery
Artist Event: March 27, 3pm; details here

Breaking the Rules: A Minor Spatial Inconvenience doubles as an architectural maze and an immersive mixed-media installation. By recreating seclusion and restraint using architecture, it expresses a personal issue of the artist and speaks to an undiscussed social issue: is seclusion the solution or is there a solution to seclusion, amongst our nation’s schools?

All photos courtesy Lily Frame

Through immersing the audience via sculpture, collage, 16mm film, and audio, the artist hopes to impart education around the lack of existing policy, but also foster empathy regarding the application, and motivate federal and/or state governments to implement policies regarding seclusion and restraint. In relations with the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR), Breaking the Rules seeks to advocate for the civil rights of students with learning disabilities and begs for a revision to the artist’s story.