What I Wouldn’t Do


The term “What I Wouldn’t Do” can be read multiple ways. Read one way, it infers that given the chance, a person would be willing to do anything, as in: “what I wouldn’t do to you.” Read another way, it could be the title of a list of things a person would never allow themselves to do.

This series is a collection of photographs taken of found items arranged into readymade assemblages of everyday grocery items. These objects were collected and temporarily assembled inside large chain stores around the Portland area. This body of work is a humorous investigation of sexual desire attempting to co-exist in the oftentimes hypo-sexual landscape of domesticity, child rearing, and marriage.

Alanna Risse is a multi-disciplinary artist and graduate candidate of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Program at PNCA. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, 4-year-old daughter, and dog.


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