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Open Access Thesis

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

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The bodies of work that I have created during graduate school stem from my interest in mass media, culture studies and spectatorship in the digital era. My research engages digital technology and media studies to consider the ethics and ambivalence associated with spectatorship. Using traditional art mediums, I explore social and digital media, revealing tensions through representation and materiality. This translation from digital to analogue media is pivotal in all my work. Handmade objects introduce slippage and meaning as they break from the limiting format of the screen. This thesis will explore the research and content that inspired the creation of my work over the past three years and demonstrate how the resulting artworks create content and meaning.


First Advisor

Shona Macdonald

Second Advisor

Mahwish Chishty

Third Advisor

Cynthia Consentino