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

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Art, Photography, Light, Video, Digital Culture, Popular Culture


Different Ways to Record Light is a series of photographs, videos and objects that explore the affect that popular culture has on how I perceive, and make sense of the world around me. By using light as a thematic and metaphoric subject this work opens up a discourse about the role that images and technology play in our perceptual lives. This thesis paper will give a theoretical, contextual and historical framework for the concepts explored in my studio practice.


First Advisor

Young Min Moon

Second Advisor

Shona Macdonald

rpfeeny_sunrot.jpg (100 kB)
Ryan Feeney - Sunrot

rfeeney_howrainbowswork.jpg (109 kB)
Ryan Feeney - How Rainbows Work

rfeeney_dancing_light.jpg (108 kB)
Ryan Feeney - Dancing Light (Video Still)

rfeeney_staringatthesun.jpg (63 kB)
Ryan Feeney - Staring At The Sun

rfeeney_untitled.jpg (88 kB)
Ryan Feeney - Untitled

rfeeney_threelightsourcesfromchildhod.jpg (70 kB)
Ryan Feeney - Three Light Sources From My Childhood

rfeeney_meltedarmymen.jpg (59 kB)
Ryan Feeney - Melted Armymen

rfeeney_scienceculture (81 kB)
Ryan Feeney - Science / Culture

rfeeney_sunrise.jpg (168 kB)
Ryan Feeney - Sunrise

rfeeney_lightfastness.jpg (48 kB)
Ryan Feeney - Lightfastness (Construction Paper Value Scale)

rfeeney_lightandcolorastools.jpg (88 kB)
Ryan Feeney - Light And Color As Tools

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