"> Name: Jessica Lawless, San Diego University

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectSexual/Gender Orientation

MediumVideo Art

Artist: Jessica Lawless

Confronting Bodies: University of San Diego officials

Date of Action: February 2004

Specific Location: San Diego, California

Description of Artwork: Lawless' work, titled "Blue Things I Wear," consists of three digital video stills. One is a shot of blue hair ties, another is a shot of blue bras, and the last is a shot of blue hair ties next to a baseball sock, with a blue stripe, wrapped around a blue dildo.

Description of Incident: "Blue Things I Wear" was part of "The Open Show," featured in San Diego University's 15th annual Social Issues conference. The show was meant to address concerns of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community in the context of social issues. Lawless' work was removed from the show because of the image of the dildo.

Results of Incident: The Open Show's coordinator organized a dialogue/discussion about GLBT issues and censorship.

Source: NCAC

Submitted By: NCAC

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