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Open Access

Document Type


Degree Program


Degree Type

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

Year Degree Awarded

January 2007

Month Degree Awarded



video, truth, truthtelling, lying, confessional art


This thesis explores the experience of telling and constructing truths and lies, and receiving and interpreting truths and lies within the context of contemporary culture. This thesis both augments and is founded in the production of the digital video In the Absence Of, itself an exploration of truth, self and identity.


First Advisor

Susan E. Jahoda