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The Modes Of Intervention In Alvin Lucier’S I Am Sitting In A Room, Daniel Fox 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Modes Of Intervention In Alvin Lucier’S I Am Sitting In A Room, Daniel Fox

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room (1969) is an icon of experimental music and sound art. The sizable literature addressing the aesthetic and philosophical implications of this piece rarely discusses the performance practice beyond what is indicated in the score itself. This is problematic for two reasons: 1) The meaning that is derived from the piece often hinges not just on what sounds are obtained, but on how they are obtained. 2) Over the past 50 years, changes in the performance practice have altered what constitutes the work: magnetic tape was used until 2000 when it was ...


Talk This Way: A Look At The Historical Conversation Between Hip-Hop And Christianity, Joshua Swanson 2020 East Tennessee State University

Talk This Way: A Look At The Historical Conversation Between Hip-Hop And Christianity, Joshua Swanson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Christianity and Hip-Hop culture are often said to be at odds with one another. One is said to promote a lifestyle of righteousness and love, while the other is said to promote drugs, violence, and pride. As a result, the public has portrayed these two institutions as conflicting with no willingness to resolve their perceived differences. This paper will argue that there has always been a healthy conversation between Hip-Hop and Christianity since Hip-Hop’s inception. Using sources like Hip-Hop lyrics, theologians, historians, autobiographies, sermons, and articles that range from Ma$e to Tipper Gore, this paper will look at ...


Dada Futures: Introduction, Jennifer A. Buckley, Joyce Tsai, Timothy Shipe 2020 University of Iowa

Dada Futures: Introduction, Jennifer A. Buckley, Joyce Tsai, Timothy Shipe

Dada/Surrealism

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Can A Virgin Microbe Have A History?: The Poisonous Gift Of Dada, Jed Rasula 2020 University of Georgia

Can A Virgin Microbe Have A History?: The Poisonous Gift Of Dada, Jed Rasula

Dada/Surrealism

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The Dada Text And The Landscape Of War, Timothy O. Benson 2020 Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Dada Text And The Landscape Of War, Timothy O. Benson

Dada/Surrealism

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Decoding Dada: Avant-Garde Poetry In Its Cryptographic Context, Kurt Beals 2020 Washington University in St. Louis

Decoding Dada: Avant-Garde Poetry In Its Cryptographic Context, Kurt Beals

Dada/Surrealism

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Dada Unshelved: Dada Publications From Library To Museum, 1936-1978, Kathryn M. Floyd 2020 Auburn University

Dada Unshelved: Dada Publications From Library To Museum, 1936-1978, Kathryn M. Floyd

Dada/Surrealism

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Duchamp’S Temporal Machinations And Postmodern Returns, Dalia Judovitz 2020 Emory University

Duchamp’S Temporal Machinations And Postmodern Returns, Dalia Judovitz

Dada/Surrealism

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Between Fluxus And The Situationist International: Gerz’S Postsachen, Roger Rothman 2020 Bucknell University

Between Fluxus And The Situationist International: Gerz’S Postsachen, Roger Rothman

Dada/Surrealism

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Adamowicz, Elza. Dada Bodies: Between Battlefield And Fairground, Erica O'Neill 2020 University of Glasgow

Adamowicz, Elza. Dada Bodies: Between Battlefield And Fairground, Erica O'Neill

Dada/Surrealism

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Notes On Contributors, 2020 University of Iowa

Notes On Contributors

Dada/Surrealism

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The People Who “Burn”: “Communication,” Unity, And Change In Belarusian Discourse On Public Creativity, Anton Dinerstein 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The People Who “Burn”: “Communication,” Unity, And Change In Belarusian Discourse On Public Creativity, Anton Dinerstein

Doctoral Dissertations

The main intellectual problem I address in this study is how everyday communication activates the relationship between creativity, conflict, and change. More specifically, I look at how the communication of creativity becomes a process of transformation, innovation, and change and how people are propelled to create through everyday communication practices in the face of conflict and opposition. To approach this problem, I use the case of communication in modern-day Belarus to show how creativity becomes a vehicle for and a source of new social and cultural routines among the independent grassroots communities and initiatives in Minsk.

On one level, I ...


Tactics For Thriving On Multiplicity: Liliana Porter’S Photo-Drawing-Installations, 1973–Present, Jennifer Bratovich 2020 CUNY Hunter College

Tactics For Thriving On Multiplicity: Liliana Porter’S Photo-Drawing-Installations, 1973–Present, Jennifer Bratovich

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis examines Porter’s hybrid 1973 works during a period of transnational artistic mobility. It argues she employed strategies of reproduction and contingency to circulate the works among multiple contexts, and shows how her 2012 revisiting of these works led to their revitalization within current reassessments of Latin American conceptualism.


Mexican Modernism’S Other: The Contemporáneos, Gender, And National Identity, 1920–1940, Joseph S. Shaikewitz 2020 CUNY Hunter College

Mexican Modernism’S Other: The Contemporáneos, Gender, And National Identity, 1920–1940, Joseph S. Shaikewitz

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

In postrevolutionary Mexico, a group of artists known as the Contemporáneos redefined the parameters of modernism through personal expressions of otherness and difference. This thesis examines works by artists including Abraham Ángel, Julio Castellanos, María Izquierdo, and Manuel Rodríguez Lozano in relation to shifting discourses surrounding gender and national identity.


“There Are Bulls And Almost Wild Horses There”: Vincent Van Gogh And The Landscape Of Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer, Lisa E. Smith 2020 CUNY Hunter College

“There Are Bulls And Almost Wild Horses There”: Vincent Van Gogh And The Landscape Of Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer, Lisa E. Smith

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

In May 1888, Vincent van Gogh visited the Mediterranean village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a site with a unique environment and history. This thesis examines how the specific cultural, social, and physical space of Saintes-Maries is represented in the landscapes Van Gogh produced depicting the town.


Pleasure Is All Mine, Lola Ogbara 2020 Washington University in St. Louis

Pleasure Is All Mine, Lola Ogbara

Graduate School of Art Theses

One’s identity is shaped by many factors such as race, culture, physical appearance, nationality, and religion—amongst many more. As an artist, the subjugation of identity in the context of race, gender, and sexuality is a world I examine closely. Subverting myths of sexual deviancy and racial inferiority that perpetually pathologizes Black feminine sexuality, I often use and reference my own body to create avenues of power through physical and intellectual pleasure. Through material use of clay, metal, photography, and installation, I emphasize on how contemporary Black social cultures are able to write their own narratives in order to ...


Talent Against Tradition: The Art And Life Of Kate Freeman Clark, Grace Moorman 2020 University of Mississippi

Talent Against Tradition: The Art And Life Of Kate Freeman Clark, Grace Moorman

Honors Theses

This paper explores the art of Holly Springs, Mississippi, painter Kate Freeman Clark, especially in association with the work of her teacher William Merritt Chase. Much of this paper is based on two extensive biographies: Cynthia Grant Tucker’s Kate Freeman Clark: A Painter Rediscovered, and Carolyn J. Brown’s The Artist’s Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark. Using a number of object studies, this paper explores the development of Clark’s work under the tutelage of Chase, highlighting similarities and differences that lead to the conclusion that Clark had a very real talent that she seemed ...


Requisitioned: American War Art Of The Second World War, Spenser Carroll-Johnson 2020 Chapman University

Requisitioned: American War Art Of The Second World War, Spenser Carroll-Johnson

War and Society (MA) Theses

The United States requisitioned artists to assist with military objectives and servicemen requisitioned art as a form of rhetoric. This research reexamines the role of “official artists” and thereby extends its definition to include the multitude of art they produced during the Second World War. The underpinnings of this thesis reside during the economic crises of the 1930s that brought about American emergency relief initiatives for artists under the direction of Holger Cahill and, by extension, Edward Bruce. For the first time in history, the American public engaged with state-sponsored art. Due to a symbiotic relationship that formed between the ...


Die Ästhetik Des Dritten Reiches, Aidan Turek 2020 Trinity College

Die Ästhetik Des Dritten Reiches, Aidan Turek

Senior Theses and Projects

The specter of fascism haunts democracies the world over, leading to valuable new research into the criminal fascistic regimes of the past, most notably Germany’s experience with Nazism. However, scholarship regarding the Third Reich often tends towards institutional and biographical portraits, leaving underexamined the deep connection between Nazism and the arts. Architecture was at the heart of the Third Reich’s cultural Weltanschauung and serves not only to inform us of the social mores affecting and informing leaders of the time, but also as a masterful depiction of how space can be manipulated towards ideological ends. By working through ...


The “Olympiad Of Photography”: Fiap And The Global Photo-Club Culture, 1950–1965, Alise Tifentale 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The “Olympiad Of Photography”: Fiap And The Global Photo-Club Culture, 1950–1965, Alise Tifentale

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation examines the global photo-club culture of the 1950s through the work of the International Federation of Photographic Art (Fédération internationale de l'art photographique, FIAP), founded in 1950. By 1965 FIAP united national associations of photo clubs in fifty-five countries across Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The regular exhibitions and publications of FIAP provided a unique platform where photographers living in the “second” and “third worlds” were welcome to present their work on equal grounds with their peers from the “first world.” FIAP, I posit, created a nonprofit, egalitarian, and open system of image ...


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