Thorazine Rebel

History is littered with the bodies of women who assumed contrary and subversive physical forms and personas as a mode of resistance. Dooling’s work seeks to examine and at times celebrate that resistance through the exploration of contemporary social constructions, mass marketed ideologies of beauty, mental stability and inscriptions of normalcy. Through performance and obsessive-compulsive sculptural processes her physical body and/or her physical labor pursue a metaphorical relationship to disruptive notions of identity and beauty.