7 Lies Creative People Believe, 2016 Dordt College
7 Lies Creative People Believe, John Macinnis
Faculty Work: Comprehensive List
"If every human has been given some measure of imagination and creativeness, what keeps some people from living creatively?"
Posting about roadblocks that prevent people from using their gifts from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.
A Portrait Of The Artist As Sisyphus, 2016 CUNY Hunter College
A Portrait Of The Artist As Sisyphus, Jared N. Crane
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
In this thesis statement, contemporary artist Jared Nathan Crane uses the French philosopher Albert Camus’ essay The Myth of Sisyphus as a framework for discussing meaningfulness in art and life, and reflects on how his own experimental creative process evolved during his graduate studies.
Nothing Behind The Sun, 2016 CUNY Hunter College
Nothing Behind The Sun, Sebastian Fierro Castro
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
painting as a containment exercise, and as such, a tool that allows us to interiorize the world
Arts 344, 2016 Colgate University
Arts 344, Padma Kaimal
From rock-cut halls carved into cliffs to elaborately ornamented constructions with multiple interior spaces, the buildings that have housed worship of the Goddess, Shiva, Vishnu, and other deities of the Hindu pantheon honor the ideals of the divine palace and of the silent cave embedded in a mountain. This course will explore what characteristics the wide range of Hindu temples share, how they vary from one region to another, and how they changed from the 3rd century BCE to 12th century CE. What do they share with structures for Buddhist, Jaina, and Muslim worship? How did ritual shape buildings and ...
Performing The Uncanny: An Exploration Of Self Through Alternative Process Photography, 2016 Scripps College
Performing The Uncanny: An Exploration Of Self Through Alternative Process Photography, Caroline Thomas
Scripps Senior Theses
This paper considers how the tradition of self-portraiture and alternative process photography can be used in conjunction with one another to perform the uncanny. I discuss the "uncanny" through three theoretical lenses: Sigmund Freud, Hal Foster, and Rosalind Krauss. I then go on to discuss how the "uncanny" has been used in alternative processes of contemporary work by examining Robert Heinecken and Joyce Neimanas. Finally by looking at Francesca Woodman's self-portraiture, I address how self-portraiture can be a type of performance and how this influenced my own series during my 2015 Fall semester. As a whole this paper addresses ...
Flow And Performance Competency In Modern And Ballet Dancers, 2016 Scripps College
Flow And Performance Competency In Modern And Ballet Dancers, Ella Wilson
Scripps Senior Theses
A qualitative investigation is proposed to examine flow experiences in professional ballet modern dancers in order understand the nature of this psychological experience. It is not well understood where and when professional dancers experience flow, and whether or not their subjective experience is correlated to what an audience evaluates in a dancer’s performance. The study of performance quality and subjective experience of the dancer has not been studied within the dance movement analysis literature. This is an important topic to research to further understand what factors facilitate or debilitate a professional dancer’s well-being. This study aims to determine ...
Deposition, Conjecture, And The Word Of Nod, 2015 Hunter College, CUNY
Deposition, Conjecture, And The Word Of Nod, Victor Vaughn
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
My thesis involved mixed medium drawings based on written colonial papers regarding the beginning of a border war between the colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania. To fill in the fragmented historical information, the project incorporated period artifacts as merged and manipulated by contemporary technology and the internet’s ethos.
Landscape To Mindscape, 2015 University of New Orleans
Landscape To Mindscape, Regina S. Scully 6155430
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
In each of my paintings I try to create an individual micro-universe made up of elements that resonate between the familiar and the unknown. I carve up space and hybridize disparate elements, in an effort to excavate objects and spaces from our collective unconscious. By employing different perspectives, I try to encourage an experiential view of the landscape, like the one that exists for the viewer in the physical world, where sightlines are constantly shifting. These landscapes become a rhythmic labyrinth to enter and travel through, wherein the viewer experiences his or her own personal associations.
In this thesis, I ...
Expression Surpassing Words: Gorecki’S Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 “Sorrowful Songs”, 2015 Cedarville University
Expression Surpassing Words: Gorecki’S Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 “Sorrowful Songs”, Alyssa K. Griffith
The experience of listening to Gorecki’s Symphony no. 3, op. 36 “Sorrowful Songs” is one that is not easily forgotten. It is not only musically captivating, but also historically fascinating. After its premiere in 1977, Gorecki’s piece captivated listeners across the globe as it became a cultural phenomenon in both Europe and America. The music was a stunning success in both the Classical and popular cultures. What is it about the music that is so captivating? How did the trending, popular thoughts compare to Gorecki’s original ideas and compositional motives? What actually inspired this piece? By looking ...
Development And Dissemination: Deliberations On Spanish Renaissance Music, 2015 Cedarville University
Development And Dissemination: Deliberations On Spanish Renaissance Music, Lindsey E. Pfeifer
Every musical culture grows and developed under a specific set of influences, whether political, philosophical, or geographical. Varying sets of influences create likewise varying types of music. Spanish music, in particular, enjoyed an especially unique array of influences during the fifteenth century. My presentation explores these influences. How did the interaction of Spain’s three major religions—Christianity, Islam, and Judaism—affect musical development? How did the newly unified government, ruled by Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, influence the musical culture? How did Spain’s discovery and conquest of the New World facilitate the spread of ...
Give My Regards To The Book, 2015 Cedarville University
Give My Regards To The Book, Kevin A. Hicks
This project is an analysis of the construction of American Musical Theatre. The research for this project has been drawn from direct quotes and writings from Musical Theatre writers, scores and scripts, and from historical books. Reading of these sources reveal principles of Musical Theatre writing which the authors use and the audience expects. This project analyzes how the book, lyrics, and music to a show are written and demonstrates that the writing of Musical Theatre has developed its own unique craft which is grounded in the book.
A Performance Guide For The Unaccompanied Cello Compositions By Mieczyslaw Weinberg, 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Performance Guide For The Unaccompanied Cello Compositions By Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Elizabeth A. Grunin
Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music
The purpose of this study is to discuss the influences, structure, characteristics, and techniques of performance, encountered in the solo works for cello, composed by Mieczysław Weinberg. To do this it is necessary to learn about the rich life experiences and the musical training Weinberg received: specifically, his Jewish heritage and the escape of the Nazis, his traditional training in composition, exposure to foreign cultures, the influences of his environment in post-World War II Soviet Union, and finally his close and personal friendship with Dmitri Shostakovich. This project analyzes the solo works to understand their construction and to observe external ...
The Production Of Sticky Notes And Bible Quotes: Godly Answers For Sticky Situations A Children’S Musical As Directed By Julie Brinkman, 2015 Abilene Christian University
The Production Of Sticky Notes And Bible Quotes: Godly Answers For Sticky Situations A Children’S Musical As Directed By Julie Brinkman, Julie Elizabeth Brinkman
This thesis reflects upon a director’s experience while directing her first production: Sticky Notes and Bible Quotes: Godly Answers for Sticky Situations by Dennis and Nan Allen. This children’s musical was produced in cooperation with Wylie United Methodist Church of Abilene, TX. Over forty children, with the help of ten adult volunteers, shared the importance of memorizing scripture and looking to God’s Word in times of trouble through song, skits, and the recitation of scripture. While reflecting upon the production process after each rehearsal, the director makes connections between her experiences as director, the content of her ...
Artificial Kingdoms, 2015 Clemson University
Artificial Kingdoms, Lindsey Elsey
Fairy or folk tales and fantasy appear to be innocuous means of entertainment in contemporary society. Often relegated as pap for children, this view belies the gruesome origins, cultural significance, and means of personal expression and identity that is afforded to the author and reader/audience through the construction of fantasies. Through the creation of environments and experiences that center on porcelain vessels and sculpture, I explore the expression of uncomfortable desires and situations in the guise of fantasy. In some instances folk and fairy tales act as a means of escapism; an expression of desire for the fleeting and ...
Painting With Turbulence, 2015 Clemson University
Painting With Turbulence, Chuqiao Wang
Inspired by a study that identified a strong similarity between Vincent van Gogh's and Jackson Pollock's painting techniques, this thesis explores the interplay between science and art, specifically the unpredictable behaviors in turbulent flows and aesthetic concepts in painting. It utilizes data from a GPU-based air flow simulation, and presents a framework for artists to visualize the chaotic property changes in turbulent flows and create paintings with turbulence data. While the creation of individual brushstrokes is procedural and driven by simulation, artists are able to exercise their aesthetic judgments at various stages during a painting creation. A short ...
Panic At The Drive-In: Affordance, Moral Panic, And Drive-In Theatres, 2015 Wilfrid Laurier University
Panic At The Drive-In: Affordance, Moral Panic, And Drive-In Theatres, Maria Chatzifilalithis
Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts
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The Room Without A View, 2015 Claremont Graduate University
The Room Without A View, Antione L. Leonard
CGU MFA Theses
My work excites conversation about the creation of aesthetic sensations on the human eye while confronting ideas about the pervasive effects of beauty on the mind, body, and emotional sensitivities. Imagination is integral to my work, both in terms of how I make paintings and how they demand to be seen by viewers. I create individuality with the use of an anti-institutional spray paint next to institutional oil paint. I search my everyday lived experiences to find information that has been taken for granted to enhance my art, through natural behaviors within and outside of my studio environment, physically drawing ...
The Sober Joy Of Thieving, 2015 Texas State University
The Sober Joy Of Thieving, Jennifer Stob
Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings by Judith F. Rodenbeck. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011. Pp. 312, 47 illustrations. $34.95 cloth, $17.95 paper.
The Mended Heart Is The Strongest, 2015 St. Cloud State University
The Mended Heart Is The Strongest, Joseph Muehlbauer
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine
The Mended Heart is the Strongest
A poem accompanied by an original illustration from the same author.
Faces, 2015 Olin College of Engineering
Faces, Forrest Burke
2015 AHS Capstone Projects
Through our faces, we express emotions, form relationships, and sense the world. It’s natural for humans to want to reproduce this critical element of our identities, and portraiture photography is a popular art genre centered around the face. We live in an age of digitally massaged portraits designed to flatter the subject in the context of the society’s beauty standards. In my series, Faces, I’ve subverted this model—nobody’s pores have been edited out, nobody’s face has been manipulated. Here, I have deliberately taken up methods and techniques that are foreign to the digitally “perfected ...