He Started The Whole World Singing A Song, 2015 Cedarville University
He Started The Whole World Singing A Song, Brian R. Cates
Throughout history, music has moved people in powerful ways, so much so that, at times, it leaves them speechless. They realize that it is a song, full of notes and rhythms, yet at the same time, it makes them become profoundly aware that there is something more, humming just below the surface. My presentation seeks to enter into this music moment by asking why these types of moments even occur. Does music speak or communicate? If so, does it communicate something meaningful and significant? What is the mechanism by which music conveys this meaning? How can this meaning be articulated ...
Oral Transmission: A Marriage Of Music, Language, Tradition, And Culture, 2015 Cedarville University
Oral Transmission: A Marriage Of Music, Language, Tradition, And Culture, Emma E. Patterson
There are a number of misunderstandings about ancient oral transmission that negatively affect the way musicians view music history but also the process of how music was and currently is conceived, recorded, and shared. A common misconception is that oral transmission of music is an ancient practice that occurred before written notation of music was developed. However, I seek to prove that there is a false dichotomy between oral transmission and written notation and I focus on the changing definition and importance of oral tradition. Firstly, I discuss the misconceptions of ancient oral transmission. Secondly, I examine the continuing development ...
Ruling The Market: How Venice Dominated The Early Music Printing World, 2015 Cedarville University
Ruling The Market: How Venice Dominated The Early Music Printing World, Elizabeth M. Poore
This paper attempts to prove that Venice was the main geographical center of music printing and publishing from the 1300s to the late 1500s using several economic, legal, and cultural factors. The primary research method was examining secondary sources on music printing, publishing, and European and Venetian history.
From the 1300s to the late 1500s, Venetian commercial trade and activity, including book publishing, reached unheard of levels. Venice held a powerful position in the European economy and its merchants were able to leverage this to great advantage when the new technology of printing became available. The specialized business of music ...
Digital Space Art (History?), 2015 Artiste
Digital Space Art (History?), France Languérand
Invited by ARTL@S Bulletin as visual artist, France Languérand opted for a first-person text introducing her artworks—which develop into the digital sphere, questionning their own sustainability— and recounting the evolution of her relationship the digital space. This walkthrough is guided by her current thoughts about numbers and coding system as creative tools. Languérand’s pieces are only partially visible in the physical world but exist entirely in the digital space.
Bar Rat, 2015 Providence College
Bar Rat, Macky Bliss
My main influences are usually the people who surround me, and the experiences that I face because of those people. Working as a bartender has directly impacted my art. Faces, expressions, emotions and behaviors intrigue me. Bartending allows me to be a participant in and observer of many unique human interactions and social codes that I use as material for my work. I often photograph the people I interact with, especially while bartending, to use as source material.
For a while I was focusing on extreme emotions such as grief, but I have become more interested in the nuances of ...
Speaking My Language: Color And Geometry, 2015 Providence College
Speaking My Language: Color And Geometry, Janelle Dunham
The first step in developing a geometric language that combines physical and digital processes: sketching with a mechanical pencil. With every sketch I consider the erasure markings, the horizontal or vertical composition, the intensity of each shape or line, the simplicity or complexity of each design, and the symmetry each design may or may not have. My designs reflect the influence of abstract artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich in addition to Bauhaus artists such as Josef Albers and Paul Klee.
The second step is to bring these sketches into Adobe Illustrator software, because it allows for the ...
Endogenous, 2015 Providence College
Endogenous, Rachele Romano
In my work I explore the exterior parts and interior sensations of the body, using both recognizable and imaginative abstract elements. Through this work I address issues affecting the body, specifically physical, sexual and verbal abuse. I’m interested in moments of trauma and their effects on the body. In my paintings I raise the questions: what goes on in the body? What could go on inside the body? What happens in the mind of person during a time of fear, and how does the body react to that? What would this look like on a canvas? My work explores ...
Drift, 2015 Providence College
Drift, Liliandra Vivolo
Living on an island, I am fortunate to be immersed in nature and surrounded by many different bodies of water. The ocean, rivers, and bays of Long Island are a huge part of its beauty. This environment influences the content of my work and inspires the process I use to create it.
After years of visiting and photographing my favorite beaches on Long Island, I have collected numerous images of this unique environment during many different times of the day and seasons of the year. Before creating the digital drawings in Photoshop, I look through all of my photographs and ...
Naked And Displayed, 2015 Iowa State University
Naked And Displayed, Zachary Neuendorf, Emerald Klauer, Meredith Kestel
“You don’t mind posing?” Cléo asks.
Dorotheé quips back, “No, why?”
“I’d be so exposed, afraid they’d find a fault.”
“Nonsense! My body makes me happy, not proud. They’re looking at more than just me. A shape, an idea. It’s as if I wasn’t there, like I was asleep.”
Art Journal 2015 - Vantage, 2015 Providence College
Art Journal 2015 - Vantage
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: : Poof : :, 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston
: : Poof : :, Caleb Nelson
Graduate Masters Theses
Storytellers have an interdependent relationship with their narratives. If you have ever told a lie, you understand. Stories take on a life of their own, as you consider the potential ramifications of each contingent piece. Definite sets of things happen as results of specific other things. If you throw an ax at me, only a few things can immediately happen, and our relationship will be forever changed. Events evolve. When we create or discover a narrative, we live by its logic. Upon consideration, a moment compels a series of moments modulated by a voice, a single perspective, a personal narrative ...
Naked Reflection, 2015 Iowa State University
Naked Reflection, Kiana Roppe, Jordan Welch, Tiffany Herring
“Mirrors hold a special irony—that is—we look into mirrors to understand how others will perceive us, but what we see is how we see ourselves being perceived by others,” Ben Witmer says. Witmer graduated from Iowa State in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in integrated studio arts. While attending, he studied abroad in Rome, where he found inspiration in the abundance of classical, realist art depicted in Italian museums.
Landmarks For Sleepwalkers, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
Landmarks For Sleepwalkers, Isaac S. Howell
In my recent work I have been interested in thinking about notions of instability. In order explore these notions, in this paper I will like to explore the relevance of postmodern literary theory and the color black in my work, as well as think about the importance of the grid as a tool for organization and ontological delineation.
I will be examining writing by Alain Robbe-Grillet, as well as art work by Mark Manders, Giorgio de Chirico, Kay Sage, and Ad Reinhardt.
Contemporary Family Portrait: The Hidden Uncomfortable Truth Of Family Dynamics, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
Contemporary Family Portrait: The Hidden Uncomfortable Truth Of Family Dynamics, Ji Won Park
This thesis examines the hidden aspect of family dynamic and questions the idealized convention of family portraits. Based on Erving Goffman’s theatrical theory of community, family as a relaxing intimate group in the backstage, the underlying tensions, conflicts, and power play are discussed. This thesis draws upon the familial issues and treatments of Leon J. Saul and Rhee Dong Shick to evaluate the family dynamic present in our domestic settings. As the lineage of family portraits from history changed reflecting the differing family values and uncomfortable truths, the idealized family portraits are re-evaluated and questioned to offer a truer ...
1. What Is The Relationship Of The Finite Subject To The Infinite Ground? 2. How Do We Use Where We Segregate The Subject From The Ground To Construct Reality? 3. In What Ways Can We Destabilize This Constructed Reality To Highlight Its Inherent Instability?, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
1. What Is The Relationship Of The Finite Subject To The Infinite Ground? 2. How Do We Use Where We Segregate The Subject From The Ground To Construct Reality? 3. In What Ways Can We Destabilize This Constructed Reality To Highlight Its Inherent Instability?, Calvin M. Miceli-Nelson
This essay catalogs interests within my works and traces connections between these works and particular structuralist, post-modern, and post-structuralist themes. Artists influential to or congruent with the aims of my work are also discussed within this three-part essay around these discussions present in my work: 1. What is the relationship of the finite subject to the infinite ground? 2. How do we use where we segregate the subject from the ground to construct reality? 3. In what ways can we destabilize this constructed reality to highlight its inherent instability?
Unguided Tour, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
Unguided Tour, Catalina Ouyang
Tactics of fragmentation and excerpting are used in the works Dad Animals Entering Helmut Newtons, My Fond Things and Unguided Tour to explore territory spanning intimacy, sex, memory, identity and representation of identity. The works follow a logic of collage/montage/sampling, consisting of preexisting objects, sculpture, found text, original text, digital collage, video, photography, etc. Taking cues from the visual sensibility and detached, irreverent attitude of what this thesis terms “Queer Thoughts/White Flag artists,” the works’ slick formal qualities become a Trojan horse within which is delivered a poetic and emotionally submerged experience, where a still image or ...
The Final Frontier: Navigating From Material To Virtual, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
The Final Frontier: Navigating From Material To Virtual, Alexandra Neuman
Humankind’s continual creation of and progression into virtual space is a hugely significant event on our evolutionary timeline, one that signifies a sort of imminent and already in-process departure. While the more popular notion of our species’ eventual exodus is linked to outer space and planetary exploration, our existing conceptualization of cyberspace connotes an identical unknowable vastness and sense of discovery, with its depiction relying on nearly identical imagery. The projection of a virtually based human future is thereby left with an already carved out spot in the collective imagination. The lone floating astronaut locked into a suit unable ...
The Girl Who Didn’T Know She Wasn’T Singing, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
The Girl Who Didn’T Know She Wasn’T Singing, Rebecca M. Lothan
I am interested what is obscured by the mundane, diurnal nature of objects that surround us which uphold a comfortable rhythm that easily resists close observation. My thesis work examines states of flux, a body of work that is neither here nor there, but hovers in an in between area: in existing between painting and sculpture, in revealing transcendent qualities of the everyday, raising questions about value, and fundamental acts of seeing and considering artwork. context becomes key in framing the experience of the work, each piece is perceptually contingent on external factors; in viewership and the individual viewer experience ...
The Disinheritance Of Power, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
The Disinheritance Of Power, Jared Stein
Patriarchy as a system of cultural organization is entering a new period of existence where the notion of masculine predominance is challenged and the power of maleness is redressed. This shift is extremely slow and just begun, but felt nonetheless by men. Masculine identity has long been dependent on patriarchy for definition. Modern masculinity, shaped by the tenants of patriarchy, emphasizes the power of the masculine over the feminine and perpetuates the supposedly inherent entitlement of the male condition. As cultural power is rebalanced the inherited power of masculinity will diminish. The inheritance of power that has allowed men to ...
Nowhere, 2015 East Tennessee State University
Nowhere, Danielle N. Winger
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The artist discusses her Masters of Fine Arts exhibition, Nowhere, held at the Tipton Gallery located in downtown Johnson City from March 30 through April 9, 2015. The works included in the exhibition consist of a collection of oil paintings on both canvas and panel, and a series of mixed media collage paintings that explore how time and memory affect her personal connection to spaces she has inhabited.
Ideas discussed include painting, process, cropping, memory, selective memory, forged memory, false memory, fragmenting, dreams, childhood, mnemic image, time, simulacra, simulation, home, beds, bedrooms, bathrooms, abstracting imagery, landscape, Freud, Lacan, Gaston Bachelard ...