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On Longing In Confessional Art, Matthew Smith 2010 University of Western Ontario

On Longing In Confessional Art, Matthew Smith

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

This project considers that the confessional video camera works in similar ways to the confessional. Like the confessional, the video camera positions space as distance from confessor to confessant, or from the inmate to lover. It can be argued that distance serves to reinforce longing, and the distance displayed through and by the confessional video camera, like that of confessional architecture, represents an impossibility of fulfilling desire. At issue is that desire, usually sexual, can be exhilarating, yet if prolonged, incessant, excruciating and even painful.


Fazer A "Diferença", Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Fazer A "Diferença", Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

O que é ser diferente? O que é "ter diferenças"? Porque se diz, hoje em dia, em língua portuguesa corrente, "diferença" em vez de "divergência"? Não será esse um dos "paralelipípedos de línguagem" em que tropeçamos, ou que arremessamos aos nossos co-falantes?


Newfangled., John Daniel Simmons 2010 East Tennessee State University

Newfangled., John Daniel Simmons

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis paper supports the Master of Fine Arts exhibition at the B. Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, from March 9th through April 22nd, 2010. The exhibit is comprised of 62 unique ceramic pieces, which are presented on pedestals and wall mounted shelves. The exhibition presents the artist's exploration of form and surface used to create functional pottery. Topics discussed are the influences, concepts, techniques, and methods used to create the work. Included are process images, detail images, and images of selected works from the exhibition.


The Door In The Threshold., Ani Kristine Volkan 2010 East Tennessee State University

The Door In The Threshold., Ani Kristine Volkan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This paper is the supporting document for the Master of Fine Arts exhibition, The Door in the Threshold, held in the Slocumb Galleries at East Tennessee State University from March 15-19, 2010. The exhibition contains twelve pieces of artwork, mounted on the wall. The paper expands upon such themes as memory and family as explored by the work in the gallery. The title of both the paper and show reference the impact of my Armenian heritage on my creative process. Doors in Armenian folklore were sacred places containing the threshold to the spiritual. Thus, my pieces are meant to become ...


To End In Silence., Justin R. Hammer 2010 East Tennessee State University

To End In Silence., Justin R. Hammer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis supports the Master of Fine Arts exhibition, To End In Silence, at the Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, March 15-19, 2010. The exhibit consists of fourteen pieces, which are either presented on pedestals or mounted on the wall.

To comment on the title of my thesis, it is a description of the state of calm that I strive to embrace during the creation of my work and the unobtrusive yet engaging tone that I hope for each finished composition to project. This paper explores the aesthetic and conceptual transitions in my work, inspired by a period of ...


Morphisms., Samuel W. Crowe 2010 East Tennessee State University

Morphisms., Samuel W. Crowe

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

I discuss my Master of Fine Arts exhibition, Morphisms, hosted by Slocomb Galleries on the campus of East Tennessee State University March 22 through March 26, 2010. The exhibit includes works created during the artist's three year study at East Tennessee State University.

The exhibition consists of works that address the projection of human qualities on domesticated animals and the projection of animal qualities onto mythological deities. Discussion also includes the process involved in creating the artwork as well as artistic influences in technical concepts.


Fit To Be Bound In New York, Peter D. Verheyen 2010 Syracuse University

Fit To Be Bound In New York, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

In this illustrated lecture Peter D. Verheyen, bookbinder and head of preservation at Syracuse University Bird Library, will discuss the book arts as practiced in New York state over the past 100 years. Topics included the training required to become a binder, the types of materials used, the growth of book arts organizations and "centers," and a look into the future.


Universality And Its Discontents: The Louvre And Guggenheim Abu Dhabi As A Case Study In The Future Of Museums, Catherine R. Skluzacek 2010 Macalester College

Universality And Its Discontents: The Louvre And Guggenheim Abu Dhabi As A Case Study In The Future Of Museums, Catherine R. Skluzacek

Art and Art History Honors Projects

The contemporary museological community faces increasing competition in the global marketplace to prove its relevance. Accordingly, franchises of leading institutions will now appear in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that approach this problem by presenting art in a comparative international perspective rather than as fragmentary narratives of disparate cultures. Furthermore, shifts in state financial support and the purposes of collecting within museum institutions have led to the adoption of administrative policies like those used by multinational corporations. This new model of museological practice presented by the Louvre and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi resolves the paradox of protecting cultural diversity within universal museums.


Increments Of Fourteen, Rachel C. Edwards 2010 Scripps College

Increments Of Fourteen, Rachel C. Edwards

Scripps Senior Theses

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Be Much: Teaching The Principles Of Design, Lois J. Chattin 2010 Department of Art, Boise State University

Be Much: Teaching The Principles Of Design, Lois J. Chattin

Art Graduate Theses and Projects

What constitutes a piece of artwork? Is it the subject matter, the idea, the meaning, or the way in which it is made that realizes its success? Or is it the mere fact that human beings created it with purpose? If two pieces of artwork address the same subject, can one be considered better or more compelling than the other? Is there even such a thing as “good art” as opposed to “poor art”, or is that a debate that can only be answered within a culture or time period? Can one really judge the value of art, or is ...


Finding Language For Existence, Younghee Yim 2010 University of Iowa

Finding Language For Existence, Younghee Yim

Theses and Dissertations

In my whole working, I have always wanted to identify myself through the visualization of images from the ideal thought. The skillful manipulation of physical materials enables my work to reflect the innocent willingness of humanity's struggle to create and achieve. Thus I choose to create work that demands intensive labor and technological excellence, combined with the tradition of Oriental craftsmanship, in its fabrication.

In the 1990s, when I had my first solo exhibition, I was deeply involved with life modeling in a realistic style, exploring and questioning "human" themes like anxiety, pain, self-marginalization and the other.

Since 2000 ...


My First Word Was "Video", Joshua Ryan Eklow 2010 University of Iowa

My First Word Was "Video", Joshua Ryan Eklow

Theses and Dissertations

With the quick abandonment of VCR technology and the adoption of digital and online replacements, people give up freedom and personal power in the name of perceived convenience. VCRs and VHS tapes served two needs: the need to time-shift programming and the need to archive The internet and DVR technology fulfill the first need, that of time-shifting, but completely ignore the need of people to archive, which is a need many people don't even realize they have until they are no longer able to archive programs in both an audio/visual and physical manner. The disappearance of physical recording ...


Cell(F), Nicole Lynn Herden 2010 Boise State University

Cell(F), Nicole Lynn Herden

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

I see the human experience as composed of both objectivity and subjectivity. Objectivity in that science has helped us better understand our physicality, such as defining biological processes within our body. Empirical knowledge has provided a level of truth in explaining a foundation for our existence.

Subjective experiences materialize as we engage within the environment. Walking in the park or purchasing food seem to be similar experiences for everyone in that we can envision the process of doing it; however, that process is an individual process composed of unique characteristics and perspectives. A subjective experience is as unique as one ...


Once-Removed (And Other Familiar Relations), Emily Newman 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Once-Removed (And Other Familiar Relations), Emily Newman

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

Conventional perceptions of space rouse my investigation of images as stand-ins for an objects reference. Removing the context of an object changes the once tangible form. No longer able to be touched, used or relate to its original environment, an object transformed into an image exists solely for our visual and psychological perceptions.

In substituting one for the other, image for object and vise versa, a hierarchy occurs. Its previous existence now establishes a mental presence, shifting the future recollection of such an image to precede or replace the actual object in memory. Proxy of image for object and object ...


Maelstrom, Gertrude L. Teijink 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Maelstrom, Gertrude L. Teijink

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

My work is a confrontation with the conflict between our everyday activities, and the fleetingness of our existence. We are dragged through time and through space, but ultimately we are unavoidably lost in a swirl of oblivion. Given this dissonance, I question the meaning of our everyday activities. Can we find satisfaction with what we do? And why are we compelled to do it? The case I try to make for the meaning of life’s repetitive or renewal actions is made largely in reference to myself, which gives my work an undeniable autobiographical component.

For my thesis work, I ...


From Baa To Eye: Language As Images, yinghua zhu 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

From Baa To Eye: Language As Images, Yinghua Zhu

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

From Baa to Eye: Language as Images

Languages, as I understood, are the most direct confrontation of cultures because of their inherent culture iconicity. My approach to employ the English language as a subject matter is to interpret the culture it represents. I use language as a metaphor to address the boundary, the inadequacy, the longing, the contradiction, the adaptation, the curiosity, and the frustration that one encounters when different cultures clash. These clashes are valuable because they help me recognize and appreciate the differences, or in other words, the otherness. Otherness is a fundamental category of human thought. It ...


Breathe... Keep Breathing., Shaun C. Kiel 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Breathe... Keep Breathing., Shaun C. Kiel

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

I work with short-duration seamless video loops. My work simultaneously depicts and emulates the material composition of time, specifically how action composes time and how time can compose or construct objects.

My work is self-reflexive. Self-reflexive means that a product actively considers or examines its own production. In video this means breaking either the illusion of depicted time as real time or the illusion of the depicted image as real space. Video loops are self-reflexive by function. Their periodic recurrence points out the artifact of the medium.

The periodic recurrence of video loops also changes the narrative quality of the ...


Encountering Landscape: Printmaking & Placemaking, Nicole Susonne Pietrantoni 2010 University of Iowa

Encountering Landscape: Printmaking & Placemaking, Nicole Susonne Pietrantoni

Theses and Dissertations

The landscape has long been the focus of my artistic research. Yet no matter how often I return to it, I continue to wrestle with how to engage, respond to, and conceptualize landscape and my place in it. I recognize "that which is real (the actuality of one's experience) butting up against the forms of cultural representation that encode it." There are two primary ways that I encounter landscape: 1) through my body and a phenomenological orientation; 2) through layers of discourse, stories, and representations. While the landscape and its features may be neutral space and objects, it is ...


Disconnect: The Persistence Of Isolation In Contemporary Existence, Charity Henderson 2010 The College at Brockport

Disconnect: The Persistence Of Isolation In Contemporary Existence, Charity Henderson

Senior Honors Theses

This paper discusses a series of paintings exploring the effects of isolation in the human experience. The focus concerns both a specifically twenty-first century manner and a more universal framework. Drawing inspiration from her past experiences, the author also references a number of artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper, and Gerhard Richter. Completed in both egg tempera and oil paint, the discussed paintings feature a variety of styles to raise nuanced questions about the nature of isolation.


From "Stalinkas" To "Khrushchevkas": The Transition To Minimalism In Urban Residential Interiors In The Soviet Union From 1953 To 1964, Ksenia Choate 2010 Utah State University

From "Stalinkas" To "Khrushchevkas": The Transition To Minimalism In Urban Residential Interiors In The Soviet Union From 1953 To 1964, Ksenia Choate

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

During the shift from the rule of Joseph Stalin to that of Nikita Khrushchev, people in the Soviet Union witnessed dramatic political, economic, and social changes, evident even in such private aspects of life as residential home interiors. The major architectural style of Stalin's era, known as Stalin's Empire Style, was characterized by grandeur and rich embellishments. The buildings' interiors were similarly grandiose and ornate. By endorsing this kind of design, Stalin attempted to position himself as an heir of classical traditions, to encourage respect for his regime, and to signal his power. When Nikita Khrushchev became the ...


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