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Campus-Only Access for One (1) Year

Document Type

thesis

Embargo Period

2-1-2022

Degree Program

Art

Degree Type

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

Year Degree Awarded

2021

Month Degree Awarded

February

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/20168830

First Advisor

Shona Macdonald

Second Advisor

Susan Jahoda

Third Advisor

Robin Mandel

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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