Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Embargo Period

4-19-2016

Degree Program

Art

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2016

Month Degree Awarded

May

Abstract

Seven series of artworks; painted, drawn and performed. These works are presented as affective incorporation exercises, that test modes of aesthetic communication in response to varying political contingencies. The constitutive processes used to develop the work also function as a methodology for my own political radicalization. As an artist I am wagering how to talk, as an activist I am preparing to act. The artworks discussed occur at the crossroads of these desires as enactions of futurity within the subjunctive mood.

First Advisor

Shona Macdonald

Second Advisor

Alexis Kuhr

Third Advisor

Kimberlee Perez

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