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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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Half in Dream: The Tangle in the Grid discusses the form and content of a physical art installation by the same name. The site-specific installation is a large three-dimensional collage of natural ephemera collected from the area around Amherst, Massachusetts, which interacts with natural lighting conditions to illuminate a gallery-facing image of ever-moving light and shadow. The written work elaborates some of the many details within the structure of the artwork, and reveals the philosophies, embodied practices, and methodologies that informed the visual work's creation. Woven throughout are reflections on phenomenology, walking practice, General Systems Theory, collective making, narrative arts, Zen Buddhist practice, indigenous perspectives, and ecological theory.
Adam R. Levine
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Paccia, Abbey L., "Half in Dream: The Tangle in the Grid" (2022). Masters Theses. 1211.