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

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The Passing Show, examines the interface between contemplative practices and the destabilizing effect of the carnivalesque. A repurposed early 20th century merry-go- round is reconfigured as a conceptual vehicle for renewing our attention to removing hindrances. The site-specific installation, titled Vimoksha, is viewed through the lens of the radical imaginary, investigating notions of karmic inheritance through a heuristic approach to material processes, personal history, kinetics and sound.


First Advisor

Shona Macdonald

Second Advisor

Susan Jahoda

Third Advisor

Robin Mandel

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