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In this exhibition, Dodd MFA candidate, Yana Bondar, explores patterns of self-sacrifice in feminine archetypes and their perpetuation of roles and identity as a kind of waiting, a form of purgatory or a gentle rot without beginning or end. In the creation of twofigures —The Girl with Short Hair: The Girl of Sacrificial Mind and The Girl with Long Hair: Girl of Sacrificial Body— Bondar examines concepts of a romanticized personhood through sacrifice, arguing the inability to form a sense of agency or vision of a possible future. Rather, the characters are forced into a time suspended in the most uncomfortable way with fragmented commentary on their narrative purpose as their only form of voice. Without the ability to actively participate in time, they do not have a past, they cannot create a sense of future, and even the present does not exist in this wasteland. They exist only as consciousness in the suspended purgatory of sacrificial femininity.